Here’s something all you history buffs may enjoy, or just the people who were forced to read about Julius Caesar in High School. Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the spot where Caesar was famously stabbed to death.
“Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Raman senators on March 15, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The Assassination is well covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers has no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened.”
Archaeologists have now discovered a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall, which researchers believe to be a statue erected by Augustus, Caesar’s successor, as a condemnation of the assassination. The statue is at the base of the Theater of Pompey; the spot where writers have claimed the stabbing took place.
“We always knew that Julius Caesar was killed in the Curia of Pompey on March 15, 44 B.C. because the classical texts pass on so, but so far no material evidence of the fact, so often depicted in historicist painting and cinema, has been recovered,” said Antonio Monterroso, a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council, the group responsible for the find.
He went on to poignantly say, “It is very attractive, in a civic and citizen sense, that thousands of people today take the bus and the tram right next to the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed 2,056 years ago.”
Now, that’s some perspective.
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