Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Colosseum restorers uncover old frescos, graffiti

A restoration in the Italian most famous and historical monument Colosseum has yielded ancient traces of colorful frescoes as well as graffiti and drawings.

The restorers cleaning the Colosseum discovered the artworks in the internal passageway, between the second and third levels of the first Century Colosseum of the building.

The frescoes remains located under decades of calcified rock and grime of the 2,000-year old arena were uncovered in vivid red, blue, green and white colors.

The team also found ancient sketches of crowns and palm trees as symbols of victory painted by the spectators who celebrated success of gladiators they supported.

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