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Sea monsters

Along the eastern wall, there are two sea monsters who challenge each other.

This might be a reference to the tragic end of the myth: Poseidon sends a sea monster to the beach where Hippolytus is riding his chariot. The horses bolt and make him fall from the chariot, what leads to his death.

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Hippolytus Hall

The elaborate figurative design of the floor of a private villa from the 6th century is unique among Jordan's mosaics. It depicts the ancient myth of Hippolytus.

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