A new study out of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the MedUni Vienna reveals that the diet of Gladiators was largely vegetarian. Researchers in the Roman city of Ephesos (modern day Turkey) examined the skeletal remains of Gladiators to find evidence of grains and barley with virtually no meat.
They also found abnormal amounts of strontium in the bones. This has led many of them to believe that the "ash drink", an elixir Gladiators supposedly took before battle, may have actually existed. For the full report go to science daily and for more photos of gladiators stay at science source.