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Carole Raddato
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published on 26 June 2024
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Mosaic floor depicting two venatores hunting a tiger, from Constantinople's Great Palace, 6th century CE.

Venatores ("hunters") were a type of performer in ancient Rome who specialised in hunting and fighting wild animals in Roman amphitheatres. In staged hunts or combat scenarios, they would face off against dangerous animals such as lions, bears, or wild boars.

Palace Mosaic Museum, Istanbul.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2024, June 26). Two Venatores Fighting a Tiger. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19159/two-venatores-fighting-a-tiger/

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