Gladiators of Ephesus

Burial Ground of Gladiators in Ephesus


Archeologists working in Ephesus discovered a burial ground in 1993. They thought this is just another graveyard but soon they realized they actually found something amazing.


There were 68 men’s bones aging between 20 and 30 years of age. They mostly had fatal injuries which probably caused their deaths. Further excavations revealed a lot of gravestones with gladiators carved on them which made everyone to understand that they found the first burial ground of the gladiators in Ephesus. Several of the findings from this burial ground can be seen at the Ephesus Archeological Museum.

Tour Guide for Ephesus Gladiator Graveyard

I like to open new windows and mindsets for my guests. Learning about Ephesian Gladiators for the first time made me to understand there is no big difference between ancient Ephesus and our culture today. Contact me to learn more about the Gladiators of Ephesus and to hire a professional licensed English-speaking tour guide in Ephesus, Turkey. See you soon, Hasan Gülday.

Two Gladiators and a Referee on a Relief in Ephesus Museum

Hasan Gülday

Hasan Gülday. Professional licensed tour guide working in Turkey.

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