Join the fray at HMNS’ Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

Photo courtesy of Houston Museum of Natural Science

Take a deep dive into the lives and environs of ancient Rome’s gladiators at the Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.

As immortalized in historical epics like Spartacus and Gladiator (natch) – not to mention space fantasy like Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and John Carter of Mars the gladiators of ancient Rome really did fight to the death for the chance to earn their freedom and fame in front of massive crowds.

Their real lives were even more compelling and heroic than anything you might’ve seen on screen. This exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science takes you into their world and the Roman Colosseum, like never before,.

Many original artifacts are being shown for the very first time outside of Italy.

From the real armor they wore to archaeological treasures of the time, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum provides a fascinating look at these warriors’ day-to-day existence and the arena where their fates would be decided.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum at HMNS

The Roman Colosseum | Photo courtesy of Houston Museum of Natural Science

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