Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors (with pics)

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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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ANYTHING Roman I'm fasinated with ...albeit, twisted and corrupted as they were...their early engineering feats and ideas are still amazing to see even today.. have to read the whole article to appreciate it..

the snippet ..


By: Dan Vergano
National Geographic
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 25, 2014

Ancient Rome's gladiators lived and trained in fortress prisons, according to an international team of archaeologists who mapped a school for the famed fighters.

Discovered at the site of Carnuntum outside Vienna, Austria, the gladiatorial school, or ludus gladiatorius, is the first one discovered outside the city of Rome. Now hidden beneath a pasture, the gladiator school was entirely mapped with noninvasive earth-sensing technologies. (See "Gladiator Training Camp.")


The discovery, reported Tuesday evening by the journal Antiquity, makes clear what sort of lives these famous ancient warriors led during the second century A.D. in the Roman Empire.


"It was a prison; they were prisoners," says University of Vienna archaeologist Wolfgang Neubauer, who led the study team. "They lived in cells, in a fortress with only one gate out."


The discovery shows that even outside Rome gladiators were "big business," Neubauer says. At least 80 gladiators, likely more, lived in the large, two-story facility equipped with a practice arena in its central courtyard. The site also included heated floors for winter training, baths, infirmaries, plumbing, and a nearby graveyard.




posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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Where's the beef?!

No source to click?



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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Sounds fascinating!

I would love to read the entire article.

Please post your link



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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Is this the article OP?

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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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No link? no pics? not impressed



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 05:11 PM
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thanks for doing the OP's legwork.

reading that article, i started getting the feeling that gladiators might be likened more to our modern "professional wrestling" spectacle. Fights staged for excitement, not victory.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:14 PM
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howmuch4another
Is this the article OP?

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yess....

ugh.. thank you I was in a hurry about to go out the door .. so sorry all .



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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Komodo

howmuch4another
Is this the article OP?

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yess....

ugh.. thank you I was in a hurry about to go out the door .. so sorry all .

Then how about posting the thread when you have the time?

No pics, no link.
edit on 26-2-2014 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:53 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 05:52 AM
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This is interesting ! Here is a tuby on the place showing the 3D models of what the place might of looked like.




The buried remains of the school — at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna — were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. Based on these findings, researchers reconstructed the gladiator center in virtual 3D



The archaeologists found the outline for the gladiator school over the last few years using non-invasive techniques like aerial photography, ground-penetrating radar and magnetometer surveys. The team also analyzed the area using an electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor attached to a four-wheeler ATV. This method allows researchers to transmit an electromagnetic field to create currents in the soil. By determining the soil's electrical conductivity and its magnetic susceptibility, scientists can find out if the earth underneath has ever been heated, revealing the location of hidden bricks (which are made by heating clay).


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Just imagine the stuff they could be finding if they used this technology all over the world in archaeological research and discoveries. Maybe they are already using it.

leolady



posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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Thanks for this! Definitely interesting and sad to see the life the slaves lived and worrisome to think history does repeat itself.

Agreed and military no doubt has better, but it would be nice to see this tech used a lot more, especially underwater since the earth is covered in 2/3 of it.





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