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Gladiators Back from the Dead

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On the shoulder and hip bones of a skeleton, small holes were seen. The shape of the holes narrowed the animal down to being that of a bear or a tiger. The position of the wounds favouring the attack strategy of a tiger. In light of the gladiator theory, the bite marks could point to the man being a class of fighter known as a Bestiarius - a beast fighter.
More than one million of history's ultimate fighters died in the arenas of the Roman Empire, yet not a single complete gladiator skeleton has ever been found. Now, archaeologists in England have unearthed what is believed to be an ancient gladiator graveyard. It contains the skeletons of 75 adult males, all of whom died in the prime of life, with savage bone wounds suggesting lives of violence.

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