Julius Caesar stabbing site is pinpointed.
Archaeologists from the Spanish National Research Council think they have discovered physical evidence of the exact place where the Roman Republic leader Julius Caesar was infamously stabbed to death by his rival senators on March 15, 44 BC.
A walled in concrete structure that was reportedly built by Cesar’s heir Augustus to commemorate his father’s assassination shows where the General was attacked. He was stabbed to death at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey while sitting to preside over a Senate meeting. Classical writings confirm the location of Caesar’s assassination at the Curia of Pompey, which is said to be one of the first theaters of Rome.
"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," said Antonio Monterroso, a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council.
After Cesar’s death, the Curia was converted into a chapel in memory of Cesar.