Gladiators' graveyard discovered

Scientists believe they have, for the first time, identified an ancient graveyard for gladiators. Analysis of the remains, found in Ephesus (in present-day Turkey), gives new insight into how they lived, fought, and died.

The Ephesus graves were found with gravestones clearly depicting gladiators. Pathologists, cataloging and analyzing every bone for age, injury, and cause of death, have found at least 67 individuals, many of whom show signs of healing wounds. The lack of multiple wounds suggests that the gladiators were involved in organized duels under strict rules of combat, instead of mass brawls.