Archaeologists said they found the remains of small dogs similar to dachshund during excavations in the Colosseum in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock
Archaeologists said they found the remains of small dogs similar to dachshund during excavations in the Colosseum in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock
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Sausage dogs may have been made to fight bears in ancient Rome’s Colosseum, archaeologists say

  • Archaeologists said they found the remains of small dogs similar to dachshunds while excavating the drains of the 2,000-year-old amphitheatre
  • ‘We think they may have been used to perform acrobatic tricks ... or even pitched against bears,’ said Colosseum director Alfonsina Russo

Archaeologists said they found the remains of small dogs similar to dachshund during excavations in the Colosseum in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock
Archaeologists said they found the remains of small dogs similar to dachshund during excavations in the Colosseum in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock
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