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'Gladiator' inspiration's tomb found

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  • Oct. 16: Part of the ancient Via Flaminia, dug up next to the tomb of the Roman general Marcus Nonius Macrinus north of Rome.
  • Oct. 16: More details of the tomb of Nonius Macrinus north of Rome.
  • Oct. 16: Text extolling Marcus Nonius Macrinus, a Roman general who inspired Russell Crowe's character in 'Gladiator,' north of Rome.
  • Oct. 16: The ruins of Macrinus' tomb, recently found along the old Via Flaminia north of Rome.
  • Oct. 16: An overview of the site, with the Via Flaminia on the right, and the ruins of Macrinus' tomb at center left.

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