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Secrets of the World’s First Gladiator Cemetery

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29/03/2017


Secrets of the World’s First Gladiator Cemetery

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

An accidental find in York reveals the world’s best preserved Roman gladiatorial burial ground. Archaeologists unearthed a staggering 80 sets of remains. Most were decapitated. Dr. David Jennings, the director of the York Archaeological Trust will present exciting new DNA information about these combatants. Bones speak. Discover their stories. After the lecture, enjoy a Roman feastand watch re-enactors from Legio XIII demonstrate gladiatorial combat. Presented in conjunction with Gladiators, Heroes of the Coliseum exhibit

5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX

http://www.houstonarchaeology.info/season/2017/4/4/secrets-of-the-worlds-first-gladiator-cemetery


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