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Ancient gladiator school found in Austria

Posted on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A study of the ruins of Carnuntum in Austria has revealed the remains of a school for gladiators.

The fighters would have lived in tiny cells barely large enough to turn around in and would have faught to the death. Excavations are now being planned for the site to recover and learn as much as possible from it.

"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."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Hilander on 6 September, 2011, 15:21
I don't think I would want to become a superstar that way. I guess it was entertainment to them like a hockey game is today with lots of bumps and bruises.
Comment icon #2 Posted by star energy on 7 September, 2011, 14:56
A hockey game? Bump and bruises? I hope the next time your in a GAME the ref doesn't give you a thumbs DOWN. You wouldn't be in a penalty box, You'd be in a pine box. Or better yet the lions dinner. Bumps and bruises
Comment icon #3 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 7 September, 2011, 18:36
A hockey game? Bump and bruises? I hope the next time your in a GAME the ref doesn't give you a thumbs DOWN. You wouldn't be in a penalty box, You'd be in a pine box. Or better yet the lions dinner. Bumps and bruises A simple correction was all that was needed,Your post could have gone without the snarky comment that you tried to use to belittle another member
Comment icon #4 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 7 September, 2011, 20:30
Yeah and stuff! Oh snap! Truthfully, historians aren't quite sure what "pressed thumbs" meant, but the result was the same.


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