Archaeologists have discovered an ancient mass grave site in York, England, that dates back to the 1st Century AD. 80 skeletons were found showing signs of extremely violent injury and decapitation, opening the door to the possibility of zombies.
Though some experts claim this must be a gladiator cemetery, lead investigator Kurt Hunter-Mann cautions against hasty assumptions, explaining that they have no conclusive understanding of what they’ve unearthed.
“At present our lead theory is that many of these skeletons are those of Roman gladiators. But the research is continuing and we must therefore keep an open mind.”
Though Roman amphitheaters are known to have existing in several settlements across England, no evidence of a gladiator arena has ever been discovered in York, which has forced researchers to fall back on the notion that it must be a graveyard for soldiers. But the high number of decapitations squarely undermines this theory as well.
If this finding is the end result of an ancient zombie outbreak in England, the battle wounds and headless corpses could be easily explained.