Gladiator’s Tomb to Be Reburied : Discovery News
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Fantasy and Fiction merged, but now harsh reality takes over. 

The large marble monument of Marcus Nonius Macrinus will be reburied as an archaeological project runs out of funds.

The tomb of the ancient Roman hero believed to have inspired the Russell Crowe blockbuster “Gladiator,” might be returned to oblivion four years after its discovery in Rome.

A lack of fundings is forcing Italian archaeologists to bury again the large marble monument of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, a general and consul who achieved major victories in military campaigns for Antoninus Pius, the Roman emperor from 138 to 161 A.D., and Marcus Aurelius, emperor from 161 to 180 A.D.

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