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Gladiator dig claims inaccurate
3:17pm Friday 2nd July 2010 in News
EXPERTS at an archaelogical dig near Hereford say reports they have found an ancient gladiator are inaccurate.
A local radio station has this morning stated that a female warrior had been unearthed during the dig at Credenhill.
But Robin Jackson, of the Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service, said the body was merely of a woman of "considerable stature" representing a lifetime of hard work.
She was found next to a pot and what is believed to be a joint of meat to prepare her for the afterlife.
The body was found at a Roman suburb dating back to around the 2nd or 3rd century AD.
The dig is being held ahead of the Edgar Street Grid-backed construction of a flood culvert taking excess water off the Yazor Brook.
For a full report, see next week's Hereford Times.