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Gladiators fight again in ancient Roman settlement in Austria

CARNUNTUM: Gladiators reenacted fights in the amphitheatre of the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum whose archaeological remains stretch over 10 square kilometers (3.86 square miles) in eastern Austria.

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Clad in leather armor and feathered metal helmets, men attacked one another with wooden batons and painted shields as children and women in Roman costumes looked on.

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Archaeologists have reconstructed part of Carnuntum – which they say used to be a hub of the Roman Empire around 1,700 years ago – for tourists, who can now relive ancient Roman culture in the gladiator school, public baths and a museum.

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Gladiators fight again in ancient Roman settlement in Austria

by Reuters