We fight to the death for today’s Geo Quiz. The city we’re looking for today was an once an important military base in northern England. This was back in the first century AD, when the Romans invaded Britain. They established this walled city as a provincial Roman capital. What passed for entertainment in those days was somewhat barbaric. Trained fighters often fought to the death for the amusement of spectators.
So can you name this city near the Rivers Ouse and Foss where gladiators met their fate?
Kurt Hunter-Mann excavating two skeletons (photo courtesy of York Archaeological Trust)
Archeologists have now found what they say is a well preserved graveyard for Roman gladiators in our mystery city. More than 80 skeletons have been dug up at a site in York, England.
Kurt Hunter-Mann is from the York Archaeological Trust
has supervized the excavations. Marco Werman talked with him.