Sonia Halliday

Karageorghis and his team exposed some of the complex’s walls to a height of 28 feet, uncovered the floor of its palaestra (exercise ground) and re-erected some of the palaestra’s columns. Many of the niches in the gymnasium’s walls were decorated with mosaics and wall paintings of mythical scenes—such as this mural showing Hylas, a boy loved by Hercules, rejecting the charms of a nymph.