Bloody, Defeated Gladiator Drips Gore in Gruesome Fresco Uncovered at Pompeii

Gladiators may have frequented the ancient tavern where the fresco was found. Rich, vibrant hues in a fresco recently uncovered at Pompeii illustrate the brutal finale of a violent battle between two gladiators. The unknown artist was generous with the color red; the upright victor is bleeding from several gashes, and the losing fighter’s body is striped […]