A gladiator school in Vienna; Rome & Morocco; ancient Ireland

I love the way new archaeological finds are always coming to light. Carnuntum, a former Roman settlement just outside Vienna has placed itself firmly on the map with this discovery.

In other news, a reader of mine, Steven Kelly, is heading soon to the Roman ruins at Volubilis. I had to look up the name, and when I did, I felt jealous. It’s an amazing site in Morocco, and apparently one of the best in North Africa. Check it out on Google, or here. Please take lots of photos, Steven, and share when you get back!

A 3,000 year old body found in an Irish bog is that of a sacrificed man, possibly a king. Nasty way to go.

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  1. John Salter
    Posted 2 September 2011 at 11:30 | Permalink

    The Vienna site looks like it will be a whopper.

    Have a look at the Sky News web site today, they have uncovered chariots with horses from the Zhou Dynasty, 3000 old!

  2. benkane
    Posted 2 September 2011 at 11:53 | Permalink

    @John: will do, thanks!

  3. John Salter
    Posted 3 September 2011 at 10:00 | Permalink

    Ben, did you have a look at those chariots? The horses were skeletal but the chariots looked like they were still intact.

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