Thursday, April 24, 2014   |   3,856 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat  ·  Blogs
Find: in

The real Roman gladiators


Posted on Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 | Comment icon 17 comments


Image credit: Wikipedia
 
"Roman gladiators were overweight vegetarians and not the muscle-bound men protrayed by actors like Russell Crowe, anthropologists say."

  View: Full article |  Source: ABC.net.au

  Discuss: View comments (17)

   


 
<< Previous story
 Tackling the 'Mozart effect'
 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by ericraven2003 on 17 April, 2007, 16:46
Seeeee. Being a vegan made them fat. EAT meat.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Leliel on 17 April, 2007, 17:01
so... they were a sort of advanced sumo wrestler?....with swords. no wonder they couldn't run away from those lions and tigers and bears Oh my!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Keleneki on 17 April, 2007, 18:03
bwahahaha!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Ahh An Atheist on 17 April, 2007, 21:35
It seems the Austrians have it wrong. The gladiators worked out for many hours a day, thus turning the proteins in the before listed foods into muscle. I am sure that some were fat, but for the most part they were in perfect condition.
Comment icon #12 Posted by ericraven2003 on 17 April, 2007, 21:49
So you were there.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Pax Unum on 17 April, 2007, 22:25
It's also interesting that art from that time, portrays gladiators as being fairly fit... IMOthe fourth guy from the left could go on a diet though...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Toxic Flood on 18 April, 2007, 2:32
Don't they realize that fighting takes ALOT of energy, thus burning fat and turning protein into muscle? I bet if someone went on that diet they wouldn't be fat if they did some intense workout every day.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Leliel on 18 April, 2007, 9:47
haha, is he spanking the helmet dude 'Tis verily true. Though the idea of advanced sumo's is to funny to throw away
Comment icon #16 Posted by StoneAgeQueen on 18 April, 2007, 9:57
A fat man was not included in my Gladiator fantasy!!
Comment icon #17 Posted by Pandora2173 on 18 April, 2007, 14:30
They actually had a documentary on this on Discovery Channel quite a few months back. SO very interesting!
Please Login or Register to post a comment.
Other news in this category
Ancient wrestling match was fixed
Posted 4-20-2014 | 10 comments
Wrestling events in the ancient world appear to have been plagued by bribes and match fixing....
 
Rome may be 200 years older than thought
Posted 4-15-2014 | 12 comments
New archaeological evidence has suggested that Rome was founded two centuries earlier....
 
Ancient Egyptian coffin found in Israel
Posted 4-13-2014 | 10 comments
Several artefacts were discovered inside the casket including a signet ring with a pharaonic seal....
 
Mystery of the 100-million-year old hammer
Posted 4-9-2014 | 58 comments
A mysterious hammer was discovered in Texas in 1934 embedded inside a rock several million years old....
 
3,300-year-old pyramid tomb discovered
Posted 4-1-2014 | 17 comments
Archaeologists have excavated the site of an ancient Egyptian tomb where a 7m high pyramid once stood....
 
Tomb treasure could rival that of King Tut
Posted 3-30-2014 | 7 comments
Archaeologist John Romer believes he has identified the location of the tomb of three Egyptian kings....
 
Two giant pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt
Posted 3-26-2014 | 21 comments
Two statues of Amenhotep III have been restored to their original spots in the ancient city of Luxor....
 
100-year-old bottle of beer found in church
Posted 3-22-2014 | 12 comments
The beverage was discovered at St Piran's Oratory, one of the UK's oldest places of Christian workship....
 
Cancer found in 3,200-year-old skeleton
Posted 3-19-2014 | 25 comments
Archaeologists have found the clearest signs yet that cancer is not only a disease of the modern world....
 
Nine new Dead Sea Scrolls found in storage
Posted 3-13-2014 | 18 comments
The newly identified penny-sized parchments had been forgotten about for more than six decades....
 
Good weather aided Genghis Khan conquest
Posted 3-11-2014 | 11 comments
Scientists believe a record-breaking spell of warm and wet weather contributed to Khan's success....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2014
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ