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Mosaic with gladiators

In Kos city is a large excavated area called the "Western Excavations". It is below what was once the Acropolis of the city. Here a mosaic was found with gladiators, and a hunting scene. On the walls are paintings of life-sized figures. Around the mosaic is an ancient latrine.

General view of the mosaic. In the foreground is a hunting scene.

Wall-paintings of life-sized figures, of which only the lower part has been preserved.

Four gladiators in action.

Detail of the left part of the mosaic. One of the gladiators is called Aigialos.

Detail of the right part of the mosaic. The gladiators are called Zephyros and Hylas.