Skip to comments.CSIC researchers find the exact spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed
Posted on 10/10/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A concrete structure of three meters wide and over two meters high, placed by order of Augustus (adoptive son and successor of Julius Caesar) to condemn the assassination of his father, has given the key to the scientists. This finding confirms that the General was stabbed right at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey while he was presiding, sitting on a chair, over a meeting of the Senate. Currently, the remains of this building are located in the archaeological area of Torre Argentina, right in the historic centre of the Roman capital...
Classical sources refer to the closure (years after the murder) of the Curia, a place that would become a chapel-memory. CSIC researcher explains: "We know for sure that the place where Julius Caesar presided over that session of the Senate, and where he fell stabbed, was closed with a rectangular structure organized under four walls delimiting a Roman concrete filling. However, we don't know if this closure also involved that the building ceased to be totally accessible".
Spaces of the assassination of Caesar
In Torre Argentina, in addition to the Curia of Pompey, researchers have started to study the remains of the Portico of the Hundred Columns (Hecatostylon). The aim is to identify what connecting links can be established between archaeology, art history, and cinema in these spaces of the death of Julius Caesar. Monterroso adds: "We also aim to better understand that sense of closure and dismal place described in classical texts".
The two buildings are part of the monumental complex (about 54.000 square meters) that Pompey the Great, one of the greatest military in the history of Rome, built in the capital to commemorate his military successes in the East around the year 55 BC.
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This is the monumental complex in Torre Argentina (Rome), where Julius Caesar was stabbed. [Credit: Antonio Monterroso/CSIC]
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caesar's cremation spot
Beats being shot in the fracas.
So this fella Antonio Monterrosa has stolen my nom de FR...
I thought he was stabbed in his chest.
According to historical accounts he enjoyed being stabbed in allot of uncomfortable places.
Fianlly made it to Italy a few years back.The darn tour group raced right past the Senate steps. AARRGH!
But only the chest wound was considered a ‘fatal blow’.
[however, I’m sure being generously and vigorously perforated renders that a moot point]
And so begins yet another senseless Mediterranian vendeta....
Funny how these things start. Cross a creek with an army, and the next thing you know, you're stabbed in the forum.
HE was stabbed in his salad bowel.
My son lived in a hotel very near that site while studying architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He was astonished to see the flowers still left there daily in memory of Caesar.
A dithmal plath indeed! Juth thinking of it maketh my liver quiver.
Caesar was only a few days from leaving Rome for the safety of his army. I wonder how history would have played out had he lived?
He would likely have subdued the Dacians centuries before Trajan would do so. He mostly likely would have defeated the Parthians and avenged the disaster at Carrhae, but would it have been purely a punitive campaign or would he have carved out new Roman provinces in the Middle East and beyond?
Would Caesar have founded the Principate instead of Octavian? Would Octavian have succeeded Caesar and still become Augustus?
Anyway, Roman-related posts are always appreciated.
That was gossip about Caesar’s relationship with King Nicomedes of Bithynia. Was it true? It’s impossible to say now. Caesar always denied it, and his enemies always used the gossip against him.
LOL! That calls for a rimshot.
[spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed...]
We also know where America was stabbed in the back...obama’s inauguration.
Oops my bad. If I had read the post your post was referring to, I wouldn’t have posted my post.
Mistakenly I thought your post was responding to his being stabbed in the forum.