Secrets of the World’s First Gladiator Cemetery

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas

Dr. David Jennings
Director of the York Archaeological Trust

An accidental find in York reveals the world’s best preserved Roman gladiatorial burial ground.  Archaeologists unearthed a staggering 80 sets of remains.  Most were decapitated.  The director of the York Archaeological Trust will present exciting new DNA information about these combatants.  Bones speak.  Discover their stories.  

After the lecture, enjoy a Roman feastand watch re-enactors from Legio XIII demonstrate gladiatorial combat.  

Presented in conjunction with Gladiators, Heroes of the
Coliseum
exhibit 

Admission:  HMNS and AIA Member - $18.00
General Admission - $24.00
Use code AIA$6off to obtain discounted tickets by phone at 713.639.4629 or at HMNS box office.