Statue of Ancient Female Gladiator?

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by James Blake Wiener
published on 18 April 2012
LiveScience is reporting that a statue displayed in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, in Hamburg, Germany, might be that of a female gladiator. Topless and of unknown origins, the statue is nearly 2.000 years old but in very good condition. Contrary to popular belief, female gladiators did exist in the Roman Empire although they were quite rare. Emperor Septimius Severus banned them outright in 200 CE. Please click here to read more about this unusual statue and its possible origins.
Posted by James Blake Wiener on April 18, 2012, 00:00.

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  • James Blake Wiener wrote on 18 April 2012 at 19:00:

    This is very unusual Bob....

  • Bob wrote on 18 April 2012 at 16:01:

    This is weird!

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