This is pretty “off topic” for the site, but this BBC New article about a Gladiator graveyard that was discovered is fascinating.

Two pathologists at the Medical University of Vienna – Professor Karl Grossschmidt and Professor Fabian Kanz – have spent much of the past five years painstakingly cataloguing and forensically analysing every single bone for age, injury and cause of death.

They found at least 67 individuals, nearly all aged 20 to 30. One striking bit of evidence is that many have healed wounds.

To Kanz and Grossschmidt, this suggests they were prized individuals getting good and expensive medical treatment. One body even shows signs of a surgical amputation.