Skip to comments.Roman gladiator cemetery found in England
Posted on 06/08/2010 5:33:01 AM PDT by Lobsterback
London, England (CNN) -- Heads hacked off, a bite from a lion, tiger or bear, massive muscles on massive men -- all clues that an ancient cemetery uncovered in northern England is the final resting place of gladiators, scientists have announced after seven years of investigations....
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I’m a little green to begin posting on FR, I know, but i’m a sucker for ancient history.
I like gladiator movies.
Gotta start sometime. Welcome to FR.
Then, as now, show business could be murder.
We all are.
Never imagined the fights made it that far north. Interesting.
and don’t gorget tags.. *smacks head*
Two Roman slaves were caught trying to escape their master’s estate — one a burly, trained fighter and the other a maidservant. Their patrician owner decided to execute them as a part of that evening’s Games.
When the time came, the two slaves were tossed into the arena against a large (and very hungry) male lion. After studying his prey, the lion then pounced upon the unfortunate girl, devouring her amongst the cheers of the bloodthirsty spectators, but sparing the other.
Afterwards when the man was returned to his quarters, his comrades there remarked how lucky he was to have escaped death at the “hands” of the beast. “I’m not sure why the lion picked her and let me go,” said the fighter, “but I’m Gladiator.”
That was awful.
Well Billy - do you like Turkish prison movies....
P.S. Thanks for the GGG ping list reference.
Have you ever been in a Turkish Prison?
Captain Oveur: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
Green? You are barely a sprout! Good first post. Very interesting.
Thanks Lobsterback. And welcome again to GGG.
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