Roman gladiator arena uncovered, Ancient Greek island complex found, historic bridge accidentally destroyed.
2,000-Year-Old Roman Gladiator Arena Uncovered In Turkey
Roman gladiator events so often show up in movies, legends, and the like that it’s sometimes hard to remember that these bloody spectacles actually once happened in real life. And Turkish archaeologists digging in the southern province of Adana’s Dilekkaya village recently came face to face with direct evidence of these violent shows that unfolded centuries ago.
An archaeological dig led by Çukurova University’s Fatih Gülsen in the 2,000-year-old city of Anavarza (also known as Anazarbus) has revealed a battlefield used by gladiators, complete with a large triumphal arch.
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4,600-Year-Old Complex On A Tiny Greek Island Is Totally Changing Our Understanding Of Ancient Greece
New excavations on the Aegean islet of Dhaskalio are giving archaeologists an entirely new understanding of ancient Greece. A dig on the small island 125 miles southeast of Athens has revealed a stunning 4,600-year-old complex of buildings.
The complex is situated on the Dhaskalio islet off the island of Keros, and is shaped like a small pyramid-esque mountain peak. Researchers believe the site may have contributed to the core ancient Greek belief that mountaintops were where the gods lived.
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Bean-Carrying Truck Overloads And Collapses Historic 113-Year-Old Bridge
North Dakota’s Northwood Bridge spanned 56 feet over the Goose River. The wood-plank bridge was built in 1906 for $2,450 by the Fargo Bridge and Iron Co., and has since won its rightful place on the National Register of Historic Places. Unfortunately, a 42-ton semitrailer truck just broke it — big time.
A trucker carrying a hefty load of beans merely adhered to his GPS’s directions on Monday. The cargo load of dried navy beans, in addition to the vehicle’s overall weight, unfortunately, was too much to bear for the 113-year-old bridge.
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