A concrete structure confirms that Julius Caesar was stabbed in the center of the Curia di Pompeo, while presiding over the meeting of the Senate in the year 44 BC… Researchers of the Spanish Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (SCSI) discovered the exact place of the assassination of Julius Caesar in the year 44 BC, the SCSI said on Wednesday.
Researchers of the Spanish Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (SCSI) discovered the exact place of the assassination of Julius Caesar in the year 44 BC, the SCSI said on Wednesday.
“We always believed that Julius Caesar was murdered in the Curia of Pompey, on March 15, 44 BC, because that was what the classical texts told, but until now we had no material proof of this fact so often portrayed in historical paintings and films” explained the researcher from SCSI, Antonio Monterroso.
Monterroso and his team found a concrete structure about three meters wide by two tall, that would have been placed by order of Octavian Augustus, adopted son and successor of Caesar, in the exact place where the conqueror of Gaul was stabbed by a group of senators led by Cassius and Brutus.
“We know with certainty that the site where Julius Caesar presided over the session of the Senate where he died and was stabbed was a closed rectangular structure of four walls that enclosed a filling of concrete. What we do not know is whether this closure also caused the building to cease to be fully accessible,” said Monterroso, quoted by SCSI.
The block was placed by Augustus to mark the spot where Caesar presided over his last meeting of the Senate, where he was murdered and to condemn the place.
The discovery confirms, according to the SCSI, that “the general was stabbed in the center of the bottom of the Curia of Pompey, presiding the meeting of the Senate, while sitting in a chair.”
The discovery is part of the work Monterroso and his team performed in the archaeological area of Largo di Torre Argentina (tower of Argentina) in Rome’s center, where the Curia of Pompey is, and where they are also studying the Gate of the Hundred Columns.
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