Sea monster Ketos (Cetus)

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Carole Raddato
published on 17 December 2014

Mosaic with a ketos (sea monster - Latinized as cetus) found at Caulonia (Monasterace) in the Casa del Drago, 3rd century BCE.
(Photo taken at the "Monsters. Fantastic Creatures of Fear and Myth" exhibition, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)

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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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