A team of Spanish researchers believes it has pinpointed the exact spot Caesar fell after matching the finds on a massive dig in Rome to well documented historical evidence. They say it is next to the bus and tram stop in an area of Rome known as Torre Argentina, visited by millions because of a vast archaeological dig taking place there. At the time of Caesar's death, however, the assassination took place at the bottom of a series of steps, in a small square area just three metres wide in a building known as The Curia of Pompeii...
...Antonio Monterroso, team leader of the Spanish researchers, said: 'Thousands of people today take the bus and the tram right next to the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed 2056 years ago.'
The team from the Spanish National Research Council first found a concrete structure measuring just three metres wide and two metres deep. After examining historical documentation they realised it was a box built by Augustus, son of Julius, to be placed covering the spot where his father was murdered as a kind of memorial.
Caesar was killed as he presided over a senate meeting in a closed space known as the Curia of Pompeii, named in recognition of a military victory in that region. The positioning of the boxed structure shows it would have been at the lowest point of the Curia where Caesar would have sat on a chair, the point where he was stabbed.
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