|Reillius Maximus - ready for the Arena!|
In addition to their excellent permanent exhibits, they had a temporary Gladiator exhibition, "Death & Glory", which had some great relics, recreations and finally some 'dress up' stuff which gave one a good feel for the weight of the equipment.
Having pursued the displays it was time for "hands on" section of the exhibit:
|The Lad dressed up as a Retiarius - does everyone recall how that ended up in Spartacus? (the movie that is...)|
|The Lad discovers the Murmillo's limited field of vision|
|And the Thraex is no better|
|Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant!|
...at which point we were asked to stop the combat!
|Paulus the Gaul asks the obvious question: "Are you not Entertained?"|