Russel Crowe, il "gladiatore" most famous Film. The gladiators of the current Turkey were vegetarians

Russel Crowe, the “gladiator” most famous Film. The gladiators of the current Turkey were vegetarians

The physical strain to which the gladiators of ancient Rome They were constantly subjected lead us to think that they were following a diet based on animal protein, instead a recent archaeological discovery It shows exactly the opposite, at least as far gladiators allocated in the present city area Ephesus (Turkey), where some of their skeletons found in a cemetery in the second or third century B.C., subjected to careful analysis at a laboratory in Vienna, attest to vegetarian diet, mainly of vegetables, grain and entirely without meat.

Another particularity of the bones found consists of a high concentration of strontium, that could be due to “beveroni” of ash hired to tone up and take heart after consuming fights to the death that was their daily bread, “intrugli” actually mentioned in some ancient sources (Photo gives: adnkronos.com).