Glad­i­a­tor house open

Whanganui Chronicle - - World -

A stone build­ing in Pom­peii used for train­ing by gla­di­a­tors has re­opened to the pub­lic after a painstak­ing three-year restora­tion. The House of the Gla­di­a­tors col­lapsed eight years ago after days of heavy rain, with many pre­cious fres­coes dam­aged or de­stroyed. The 2000-year-old Schola Ar­mat­u­rarum was the head­quar­ters of Pom­peii’s glad­i­a­tor as­so­ci­a­tion, where they could train and re­lax be­fore en­gag­ing in com­bat in the nearby am­phithe­atre. The dam­aged fres­coes have been re­stored and it will now be open to the pub­lic ev­ery Thurs­day.

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