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Gladiators Invade Canadian War Museum


The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is set to present “Gladiators and the Colosseum – Death and Glory,” on its first and only stop in North America. The exhibition features many remarkable artifacts, including actual pieces of the Colosseum along with rare weaponry and armour from the gladiator barracks in Pompeii. The exhibition reveals details of the lives of the armed athletes who fought, often to the death, to entertain and inspire the people of ancient Rome. The exhibition, which runs from June 13 to Sept. 7, tells the story of Roman gladiators in four thematic zones: Rome, The Colosseum, Gladiators and A Day at the Colosseum.