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    http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012.../?spt=hs&or=sn

    Ancient statue that of female gladiator?







    The newly identified bronze statue reveals what may be a female gladiator standing in a victory pose, while looking down at what is presumably her fallen opponent. Credit: Alfonso Manas, University of Granada


    Published: April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM



    HAMBURG, Germany, April 17 (UPI) -- A 2,000-year-old bronze statue in a German museum may be that of a female gladiator, and a victorious one at that, researchers suggest.

    If true, the statue would constitute only the second visual depiction of a female gladiator known to exist, scientists at the University of Granada in Spain said.

    The statue in a Hamburg museum depicts a topless woman, wearing only a loincloth and holding aloft what researcher Alfonso Manas said he believes is a sica, a short curved sword of a type used by gladiators.
    The gesture with the sword is a "salute to the people, to the crowd," Manas said, as done by gladiators who have been victorious in a fight.

    The "precise real-life" details of the statue suggest the depiction is of an actual person, a real woman who fought, Manas told LiveScience, although where the statue was discovered is not known.

    Females gladiators were banned by Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 200 A.D. with only about a dozen references to them found in surviving ancient writings, researchers said.

    The only other known depiction of female gladiators is a carved relief from the site of Halicarnassus, now in the British Museum, that shows a pair of them fighting, they said.


    Very cool. And here is a much more detailed article if you're interested. http://news.yahoo.com/rare-ancient-s...112408435.html
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    Cool. I had no idea. I thought the female gladiators in movies(As they were always represented as being tiny with shiny metal bras) we just a masculine fantasy. Its nice to see the real ones probably kicked ass
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    Very interesting read and statue.
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    Nice, she looks like a lady-like badass.
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    Lawd! That could be Mel's great Grandmother! That"s a vague tiara.
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    Very awesome. Gnarly looking knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Lawd! That could be Mel's great Grandmother! That"s a vague tiara.
    grandmother? how old do you think mel is?

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    Awesome.

    Female warriors were too busy to pose for statues, they were occupied kicking ass. After they're dead we can sculpt them:





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    So, we are certain this isn't a case of Gladiator Moobs?
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    Things like this, make me regret not going to school for what I REALLY wanted to do. I always wanted to go into the archaeology/anthropology field, it's always fascinated me.

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    Given the shape of her body and the average lifespan back then, could it be that this person was not of adult age?

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    Badass bitch looks like she's holding a penis she tore out by the root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitetigeress View Post
    Given the shape of her body and the average lifespan back then, could it be that this person was not of adult age?
    Maybe she just didn't have much of a waist, but guns of steel for ripping off penises in the colloseum? She can be forgiven for being boxy since she's so badass. I feel she needs an equally badass name. Priscilla Penis-breaker or something.
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    it might be a formerly 'roided up male gladiator sporting the bitch tits he ended up with.
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