Gladiators school was discovered in Vienna
Vienna, Austria, September 6, 2011
A group of Austrian archaeologists found the remains of an ancient gladiatorial school 48 kilometers east of Vienna via satellite imagery.
The discovery has been called “sensational” because it is an important structure that even competes with the famous school for gladiators known as the Ludus Magnus, based in Rome.
The School of Vienna is part of a city that flourished 1,700 years ago as a prominent commercial and military point of the Roman Empire.
Although excavations didn’t begin yet, through satellite imagery, large murals can be seen surrounding 40 small cells where probably the fighters stood.
Also it was recognized a training area, bathrooms and a cemetery outside the walls, probably to those who died during training.
The gladiators were usually slaves or convicted criminals and they were exposed to these kinds of practices.