Gladiator Graveyard in Ephesus. Here is where the contestants were buried. It is right outside the arena.

Gladiator ("Borghese"), Roman statue (marble) by Agasias of Ephesus, 1st century BC, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Graveyard

Graveyard in Iceland

Gladiator's Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1887. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (63.350.201.3.13)

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).

Gladiators.

Bury me deep inside your heart @ Vienna, Austria

Roman couch and footstool with bone carvings and glass inlays Roman 1st century CE possibly from the villa of co-emperor Lucius Verus 161-169 CE (1)

Roman Arenas, Arles, France ~ Some of the best preserved architecture of the Roman Empire in the world.

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

The ancient Roman Gladiator School of Pompeii, Italy, used up until the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79CE. Photo courtesy & taken by Jon McL.

Alexandria in Roman times Alexandria during the Roman Empire. From: http://www.historia.templodeapolo.net/fatos_ver.asp?cod_fato=207&value=Funda%C3%A7%C3%A3o%20de%20Alexandria&civ=Civiliza%C3%A7%C3%A3o%20Eg%C3%ADpcia&per=Idade%20Antiga&sub=Antiguidade%20Cl%C3%A1ssica

Roman Empire in 395

Ancient Roman multitool - pretty nifty item for a traveling soldier.

Floor tiles in Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. It later become a major Roman city. It is located on the coast of Ionia near present day Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey.

Roman Empire, 100 BC

Gladiators

Bronze Age stoneworks located on the Woodhouse Crag on the northern edge of Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire, UK

Pont du Gard, France The aqueduct was constructed by the Roman Empire in the middle of the first century A.D