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Ancient “comic strip” depicts the founding of a Roman city

2 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Dionysus lends a hand to clear the future site of Capitolias.
A recently discovered Roman tomb in northern Jordan may look pretty familiar to comic readers. The 2,000-year-old paintings that adorn the walls of the tomb's main chamber tell a story in five panels, each inscribed with dialog from some of the characters. While there are no superheroes or crime-fighting, several Roman gods feature in the action, and a few people plummet to their deaths from ramparts. Archaeologists say the five panels depict the founding of the city of Capitolias in the 1st century CE.
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