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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jun 10 12:42 AM

June 10, 2010: Gladiator Graveyard

Archaeologists have discovered a graveyard they believe is the burial spot for slain Gladiators.
Not in Italy, or Sicily, or Greece, but England.

Quote:
Archaeologists believe they have found the world's best-preserved gladiator cemetery in York, England.
The 2,000-year-old skeletons appear to have suffered violent injuries usually sustained in a Roman amphitheater.
Most of the skeletons were violently decapitated and appeared to have been buried with some respect.


Quote:
Many of the skeletons also had one arm that was stronger than the other, consistent with the frequent handling of a weapon.

"The arm asymmetry would also be consistent with weapons training that had already started in teenage years," Hunter-Mann said, "and we know from Roman accounts that some gladiators entered their profession at a very young age."
Of course that could be explained here.

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Pearcie (AUS)  Thursday Jun 10 02:35 AM

Spankin it

HAHA! That's classic Bruce, I thought the same thing (what bloke wouldn't). We all know boys are fascinated with their weapon from a very young age (and most of us don't grow out of it)



Pearcie (AUS)  Thursday Jun 10 02:37 AM

BTW Cool Post

All jokes aside this is pretty bloody interesting. Nice one Bruce. (and Oh Yeah! 1st eva 1st post)



Gravdigr  Thursday Jun 10 03:55 AM

Quote:
...Most of the skeletons were violently decapitated...
Is there any other way? Can you gently decapitate someone?


limey  Thursday Jun 10 07:45 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Is there any other way? Can you gently decapitate someone?
Yes, but I think it's probably more painful ...?


Trilby  Thursday Jun 10 08:30 AM

What a suck=y job, Gladiator. Hot, noisy, dusty, lion-y...tiger-y...

Head-cut-off-y....



monster  Thursday Jun 10 08:47 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Is there any other way? Can you gently decapitate someone?
Sound's like the guy who committed suicide with a guillotine found a slightly gentler way....


ZenGum  Thursday Jun 10 08:57 AM

Hic nos vado, hac nos vado, hac nos vado,
Hic nos vado, hac nos vado, hac nos va-a-ado,
Hic nos vado, hac nos vado, hac nos va-a-ado,
Hic nos vado, hac nos vado, hac nos vado!



Sundae  Thursday Jun 10 09:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Not in Italy, or Sicily, or Greece, but England.
Never doubt the English voracity for violence.


Sheldonrs  Thursday Jun 10 09:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Is there any other way? Can you gently decapitate someone?
It's like I always say, "it's better to get head than to give it."


ToastyOhs  Thursday Jun 10 10:19 AM

If watching Spartacus has taught me one thing: It's that people are basically balloons filled with blood, whose extremities will can go flying off at any moment.

Make that two things: Lucy Lawless still rocks.



Happy Monkey  Monday Sep 20 04:32 PM

Unfortunately, it looks if Spartacus is going to be popping any more blood baloons, he'll have to be recast.



Pete Zicato  Monday Sep 20 04:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Head-cut-off-y....
Obscure brother to the more famous Moammar Cut-off-y.


SPUCK  Tuesday Sep 21 06:25 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete Zicato View Post
Obscure brother to the more famous Moammar Cut-off-y.
LOL





I see that gladiator was buried with a K-Mart road flare. Most interesting..


Crimson Ghost  Tuesday Sep 21 08:26 PM

Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?



footfootfoot  Tuesday Sep 21 09:42 PM

What do you call a smiling Centurion with a pubic hair stuck in his teeth?


A gladiator.



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