Thursday, October 16, 2008

Archaeology Update

Tomb of the real 'Gladiator' discovered in Italy - Times Online: "Italian archeologists have discovered the tomb of the ancient Roman hero said to have inspired the character played by Russell Crowe in the film 'Gladiator'.

Daniela Rossi, a Rome archeologist, said the discovery of the monumental marble tomb of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, including a large inscription bearing his name, was 'an exceptional find'. She said it was 'the most important ancient Roman monument to come to light for twenty or thirty years'."

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