Workmen discover body of 'huge' gladiator who was 'stabbed six times and thrown out with the rubbish'

Tall, powerfully-built and with a killer instinct he would have been a fearsome sight - especially if you were a gladiator facing him in the ring.
Archaeologists do not know his name but are convinced the remarkable discovery of the Roman gladiator's bones in York provide a clear clue of where the amphitheatre was in the city.
Back when he was fighting for his survival in the ring 1,600 years ago, York was the Roman capital of the north and the ground underneath the Yorkshire Museum has long been thought of as the prime location for the site... Read More

The remains of the British gladiator were found just 30cm below the foundations of the museum by builders carrying out refurbishment works

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