Gladiator Stabbed, Tossed as Trash?

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The bones of a Roman man, who was stabbed to death and left to rot with the rubbish, have revealed gruesome details of what appears to be a gladiator combat, according to British researchers who have examined the skeletal remains.

Unearthed in January only 12 inches under the grass the Yorkshire Museum’s gardens, in York, England, the bones show that the man, most likely a disgraced gladiator, met a violent and bloody death.

Analysis by experts from York Osteoarchaeology Ltd, revealed that the skeleton belonged to a powerfully-built male aged between 36 and 45, who stood around 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

The bones strongly point to a gladiator's body as they feature all the hallmarks of repetitive sword training. Moreover, the injuries are much in tune with a gladiatorial combat....

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