This is a good excuse to flag the recent discovery of a pair of ancient Roman boxing gloves at Vindolanda: Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig (BBC).
A great many Roman-era documentary texts in Latin have been excavated at Vindolanda, the site of an ancient Roman fort in northern England. I have mentioned Vindolanda from time to time and visited it back in 2006. In July of this year I'm planning to visit it again. I'll post on that in due course.
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