National Geographic : 1957 Feb
Ilp ~ © National Geographic Society 215 Vivid Stones Portray the Athletic Prowess of Roman Women in Bikinilike Garb Girl at upper left exercises with dumbbells; her neighbor poises a discus. Two runners complete the top panel. A judge in golden robe (lower left) bestows crown and palm branch on a winner, who carries a wheel. Another con testant lifts her crown. Two others toss a ball. Archeologists believe a successor to Maximian contributed this mosaic to Piazza Armerina. Peeling uncovered part of an earlier work, the starred mosaic at upper left.