Houston Museum of Natural Science

Secrets of the World’s First Gladiator Cemetery by David Jennings

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 – Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017

06:30 PM

An accidental find in York reveals the world's best preserved Roman gladiatorial burial ground. Archaeologists unearthed a staggering 80 sets of remains. Most were decapitated. The director of the York Archaeological Trust will present exciting new DNA information about these combatants. Bones speak. Discover their stories.

A festive occasion awaits following the lecture--including gladiatorial combat demonstrations by Legio XIII, photo booth complete with gladiator gear and tasty Roman bites to sample.


  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • HMNS & AIA Members $18, Tickets $24

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for Museum members $10 for nonmembers with Museum ticket stub and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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