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Gladiator graveyard discovered in northern England

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:35 AM
This is very interesting, it doesn't stop to amazement that until this day we are finding ancient sites around the world.

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of headless skeletons excavated from a northern English building site appear to be the remains of Roman gladiators, one of whom had bites from a lion, tiger, bear or other large animal, archaeologists said Monday.

Experts said new forensic evidence suggests the bones belong to the professional fighters, who were often killed while entertaining spectators.

Most of the skeletons were male and appeared stronger and taller than the average Roman, with signs of arm-muscle stress that suggest weapons training that began in the men's teenage years.

I always see Gladiators as fighters that were chosen because their strength and special characteristics that made them different and stronger than average men in their time.

The bodies shows signs of animal bites that these men endure for the pleasure of the ones that owned them.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:45 AM
Hi marg6043,

Apologies, but there's aleady a thread on this;


posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:49 AM
reply to post by The Wave

Thanks, I search first but could not find anything.

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