The hall in which defeated gladiators were stripped of their armour. It was reached by means of the mortuary door on the long axis of the arena, opposite the door through which gladiators entered.
spoliarium A chamber beneath the Roman arena, where bodies of dead gladiators, and other dead bodies, were dragged and later disposed of by burial or whatever was decided by Roman officials.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/196/3
The Spoliarium (often misspelled Spolarium) is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884 in Madrid, where it garnered the first gold medal (out of three). In 1886, it was sold to the Diputación Provincial de Barcelona for 20,000 pesetas. It currently hangs in th...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoliarium
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