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Leopard Fresco Found in Turkey’s Ancient City of Tripolis

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Leopard-Fresco-TurkeyDENIZLI, TURKEY—A painting of a leopard has been found on the wall of a third-century shop in the ancient city of Tripolis. "We know that the walls of the important buildings in the Roman era were covered with frescoes,” said Bahadir Duman of Pamukkale University. The frescoes depict other animals and plants as well. The leopard will be studied by zoologists and may become a symbol of Denizli’s Buldan district.