Roman gladiator school digitally rebuilt

Imaging tools revive an ancient city’s training facility with no excavation

By Bruce Bower, 11:22 AM March 13, 2014

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Without breaking ground, researchers have uncovered the largely complete remains of a nearly 1,900-year-old Roman school for gladiators in what’s now eastern Austria.

Advanced imaging techniques led to the discovery of a training center for these warrior-entertainers at Carnuntum, a Roman city excavated on and off since the late 19th century. The ancient facility lies beneath a field near the remains of an amphitheater that could have held about 13,000 specta...

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