I haven’t done a history post in a while and wanted to share a few interesting things I’ve seen lately. The first is a possible Roman gladiator cemetery found in England. Not just one but quite a few skeletons and artifacts was found. As reported by CNN:
“One of the most significant items of evidence is a large carnivore bite mark – probably inflicted by a lion, tiger or bear — an injury which must have been sustained in an arena context, ” said Kurt Hunter-Mann, the lead archeologist on the dig.
Now the pull quote from this whole article has to be this…
“It would seem highly unlikely that this individual was attacked by a tiger as he was walking home from the pub in York 2,000 years ago,” he said.
Well you never know – life was harsh in those days. Also mentioned is a grave of tall man between 18 – 23 years of age, buried who had been decapitated by several sword blows to the neck.