Posts Tagged ‘gladiators’

“Gladiators” scoops awards at Aprilia Film Festival

TEHRAN – The Iranian short drama “Gladiators” has won awards in four categories, including best screenplay, at the fifth edition of the Aprilia Film Festival in Italy.  Written and directed by Maryam Rahimi, the film also won the Rotary Club Prize and the award for best editing by Sepehr Jahangin. In addition, the award for […]

City of Gladiators Earthquake Shattered Fountain Flows After 2,000 Years

An ancient fountain that was destroyed in a 23 BC earthquake has been restored in Turkey’s “City of Gladiators.’ Now, the two millennia old water font is streaming drinkable water again, just as it did some 2,000-years ago. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

5 Celebrity Gladiators of Bloodthirsty Ancient Rome

Fierce fighters, enslaved and forced into a world of violence and brutality, Roman gladiators provided gruesome entertainment to the Roman public, training for months in specialized schools managed by wealthy investors who profited from their fighter’s success.  Read more Section:  News History Famous People Read Later  Source

Olive cultivation in ‘City of Gladiators’ dates back centuries

The practice of olive harvesting, which dates back centuries, began in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, located in Turkey’s Mugla province, Anadolu News Agency reports. The city was included on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2015. Also known as the “City of Gladiators,” the historical site was important in the Hellenistic, […]

Holding Cell Where Roman Gladiators Awaited Death Found in Britain

A Roman “carcer” is a holding cell for criminals and Roman gladiators awaiting their moment in the amphitheater, where bloodthirsty crowds eagerly anticipated the spectacle of their deaths. One such has recently been excavated at the British coastal town of Richborough, near Sandwich on the Kent coast. Archaeologists believe that the amphitheater was built in […]

The Real Lives of Roman Gladiators

Roman gladiators are some of the most iconic characters in history and have defined how we think of entertainment in ancient Rome. Their portrayal in films and stories has turned them into archetypal legends – facing death on a daily basis is certainly not something to be taken lightly! The Roman gladiators’ tales are incomparable […]

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