The gladiator school was on a scale to rival Rome's famous ludus magnus, archaeologists say
Archaeologists have made a virtual reconstruction of a Roman gladiator school discovered on the banks of the River Danube in Austria.
The so-called ludus was on a scale to rival the famous ludus magnus, the gladiatorial school behind the Colosseum in Rome.
The remains at Carnuntum were mapped using sophisticated aerial surveys and ground-penetrating radar.
The archaeologists published their findings in the journal Antiquity.
Carnuntum was the capital of Upper Pannonia in Roman times and a major trading centre for amber.Read the rest of this article...