Gladiator Graveyard

Archaelogists, working at the Driffield Terrace site in York have unearthed some 80 skeletons dating from the 1st through 4th centuries CE.  Based on current evidence, they believe it to be a Gladiator graveyard from the Roman settlement of Eboracum.

The skeletons, most of them decapitated and one showing the bite marks of a large carnivore (possibly bear, lion or tiger) show evidence of weapons training from an early age.