PHOTO | Beautifully preserved Ancient Roman boxing gloves unearthed in UK

PHOTO | Beautifully preserved Ancient Roman boxing gloves unearthed in UK

Fighting for sport is practice that is thousands of years old, dating back to the Roman Empire and even deeper into the…

Per a report from The Guardian, these “gloves” – really more like leather hand-coverings – date back to roughly AD120. Thought to be the only surviving example of their kind, these artifacts are but the latest discoveries found in an ancient cavalry barrack situated under a fourth-century stone fort called Vindolanda, south of Hadrian’s Wall in Hexham, Northumberland, UK.

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