Discover and save creative ideas
    Visit site
    • A Massaro

      Gladiator Graveyard in Ephesus. Here is where contestants were buried, right outside the arena. Fabian Kanz of Austrian Arch Inst. & Karl Grosschmidt from Medical Univ of Vienna, analyzed injuries of 67 gladiators. All were buried in A.D. 2 in Ephesus, Turkey, (part of Roman Empire).Using microscope analysis & CT scans, they saw how the gladiators were wounded.Wounds that occur at or near death show lack of healing and fractures from fresh bone breaks.All but 1 had only 1 wound causing death

    Related Pins

    Gladiator, entering the arena.

    Funerary relief for a gladiator named Seilonis. Museum of Ephesus, Turkey.

    This 1,800-year-old tombstone depicts a gladiator holding two swords standing above his defeated opponent who is signalling submission. The inscription below says Diodoros, a gladiator, was buried here. _ Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels. _

    Gladiator Graveyard, Ephesus, Turkey

    Ruins of Ephesus, Turkey..... It was one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation.The Gospel of John may have been written here.The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, (see Council of Ephesus). It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard.

    bronze figurine of gladiator: greaves, small shield, helmet with horns and crest; Roman, first-second century CE London, British Museum. arena, sport, combat

    The usual way losing gladiators left the arena. Not only was this an efficient way to clear the arena for the next match, it also made sure you were sincerely dead (if you weren't already).

    A little ivory head of gladiator from Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum

    Gladiator. When a gladiator fell in the arena, attendants would strike his forehead with a mallet to insure that he was dead.

    The pieces, made of high-quality Carrara marble, are notable for their size and age, and are among the finest examples from the period depicting one of Rome's favorite blood sports

    A little ivory head of gladiator from Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum

    Irish Graveyard.Allround Kinvara area, west Ireland. Historical graveyard. ::By klab74::