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    York Archaeological Trust
    Skeletons featuring marks which could have resulted from a violent death were found during an ongoing archaeological investigation in England.Archaeological researchers in York have identified what may be the world’s only well-preserved Roman gladiator cemetery.
    Skeletons featuring marks which could have resulted from a violent death were found during an ongoing archaeological investigation in England.
    Archaeologists have been examining some 80 skeletons unearthed at the site in Driffield Terrace, just west of the center of York, over the past decade. Kurt Hunter-Mann, a field officer at York Archaeological Trust, said that "our lead theory is that many of these skeletons are those of Roman gladiators."
    "So far there are a number of pieces of evidence which point towards that interpretation or are consistent with it," the archaeologist explained.
    Hunter-Mann, who is leading the investigation, said bite marks on one skeleton had helped the team reach their current theory. "One of the most significant items of evidence is a large carnivore bite mark -- probably inflicted by a lion, tiger or bear -- an injury which must have been sustained in an arena context."http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/06/07/graveyard-gladiators-discovered-england/

  • #2
    Great find MM.

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    • #3
      Was going to post but searched and found this thread
      You might like this;-

      http://www.channel4.com/programmes/g...ad/4od#3182403
      Cymru am Byth

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      • #4
        I know the guy....Yassem half hand out of Syria.....preferred the trident and net.

        He and the post get a

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