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Unique Roman gladiator ruins revealed in Austria.
Physorg ^ | 09/05/11 | George Jahn

Posted on 09/05/2011 6:50:00 PM PDT by Winstons Julia

The Carnuntum ruins are part of a city of 50,000 people 28 miles (45 kilometers) east of Vienna that flourished about 1,700 years ago, a major military and trade outpost linking the far-flung Roman empire's Asian boundaries to its central and northern European lands. Mapped out by radar, the ruins of the gladiator school remain underground. Yet officials say the find rivals the famous Ludus Magnus - the largest of the gladiatorial training schools in Rome - in its structure. And they say the Austrian site is even more detailed than the well-known Roman ruin, down to the remains of a thick wooden post in the middle of the training area, a mock enemy that young, desperate gladiators hacked away at centuries ago. "(This is) a world sensation, in the true meaning of the word," said Lower Austrian provincial Governor Erwin Proell.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: ahnold; godsgravesglyphs; romanempire

1 posted on 09/05/2011 6:50:02 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; SmithL; Nachum; Winstons Julia

South Chicago, IL; Brooklyn, NY; Baltimore MD:
Training grounds for the new urban thugs (er, proles)?

Bread and circus!


2 posted on 09/05/2011 7:09:37 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Winstons Julia

How did the Romans make it to Australia?


3 posted on 09/05/2011 7:10:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

They swam because Foster’s is Roman for beer.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Revolting cat!
How did the Romans make it to Australia?

Qantus.

5 posted on 09/05/2011 7:29:45 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 7:32:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Winstons Julia
and usually fought until they died.

Usually? not always? some fought on after death?

7 posted on 09/05/2011 7:49:48 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

I did not write the article.

I assume it means that some fought and did not die.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 7:50:51 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I'm trying to remember if cangarus was treated as second declension or fourth declension by the Romans. Was it unus cangarus, duo cangari or unus cangarus, duo cangarus? Or maybe it was a third declension noun: unus cangarus, duo cangarodes.

Coala is easier--obviously first declension.

9 posted on 09/05/2011 8:48:12 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Revolting cat!

Vienna is in Australia? Next you’ll tell me New Zealand has a Prague.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 8:49:40 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Winstons Julia

You can’t win here. We make the lib’s look like killer rabbits.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 9:00:35 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

The liberals have a look?

Are you wanting me to nightmare about the vampire rabbits getting out of the hutches?


12 posted on 09/05/2011 9:07:36 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I, hop hop, want, hop hop, your blood.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 9:19:17 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: beebuster2000; Winstons Julia

Some won their freedom, and would be given a wooden gladius.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 9:22:38 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: TwoSwords

Aww... you are so cute. Who could possibly deny you?


15 posted on 09/05/2011 9:26:09 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

A .22 for a start.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 9:30:17 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

For a zombie bunny? You could really do with something less.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 9:35:49 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Peter Graves: Son, do you enjoy gladiator movies?


18 posted on 09/05/2011 9:38:10 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Winstons Julia

There’s a lot of them. Distance is preferred.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 9:48:20 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

But if you are far away, how do you tell the zombie bunnies from the innocents?


20 posted on 09/05/2011 9:53:00 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Good point. The real question is are we who give a damn in a losing proposition, anyway?


21 posted on 09/05/2011 9:58:48 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

The real question is, are we in a losing proposition... or is everyone all “hopped” up?


22 posted on 09/05/2011 10:06:02 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I’m sending my Mossad/CIA Bunnies against you. You’ll rue the day.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 10:10:39 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

I’m a secret Jew Easter lover. I’ll walk the Rue.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 10:20:31 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I think we’re crazy. We win.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 10:29:58 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

Please! Speak for yourselves!


26 posted on 09/05/2011 10:48:11 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Revolting cat!

How did the Romans make it to Australia, and did they have as much trouble with the language as Obama did?


27 posted on 09/06/2011 5:30:16 AM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I remember reading about Austrians bemused that tourists come there expecting to see kangaroos.

I don't know if New Zealand has a Prague, but Nebraska does.

28 posted on 09/06/2011 6:42:53 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Vienna is in Australia?

Stranger yet, Vienna in Maryland?

29 posted on 09/06/2011 12:30:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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