Leopard fresco found on wall of 3rd-century shop

Published on December 27th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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A fresco depicting a leopard has been found on the wall of a 3rd-century shop unearthed in the ancient city of Tripolis in Turkey.

“We know that the walls of the important buildings in the Roman era were covered with frescoes. We found one of the examples of it. There are various animal and plant figures on the walls of the shops. The leopard figure was significant to us. Zoologists from the university will conduct studies to find out the features of this figure,” said Pamukkale University Professor Bahad?r Duman, the head of the excavation team at the ancient Aegean city.

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