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Archaeologists Discover Murder Site Where Julius Caesar Was Assassinated in 44 B.C.
Live Science ^ | October 11, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 10/11/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered

Assassination of Julius Caesar, Conspirators surround Julius Casaer, March 15, 44 B.C.  The senators encircle Caesar. A 19th century interpretation of the event by Carl Theodor von Pilo

Archaeologists believe they have found the first physical evidence of the spot where Julius Caesar died, according to a new Spanish National Research Council report.

Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 14, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened.

Now, archaeologists have unearthed a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall (3 meters by 2 meters) that may have been erected by Caesar's successor to condemn the assassination. The structure is at the base of the Curia, or Theater, of Pompey, the spot where classical writers reported the stabbing took place.

Archaeologists believe they have found the first physical evidence of the spot where Julius Caesar died, according to a new Spanish National Research Council report.

Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 14, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened.

Now, archaeologists have unearthed a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall (3 meters by 2 meters) that may have been erected by Caesar's successor to condemn the assassination.

Julius Caesar

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Reference; Science
KEYWORDS: 44bc; archaeology; caesar; godsgravesglyphs; idesofmarch; juliuscaesar; romanempire
Site of Julius Caesar's assassination

This is the monumental complex in Torre Argentina (Rome), where Julius Caesar was stabbed. CREDIT: Antonio Monterroso/CSIC

1 posted on 10/11/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Not statute of limitations. Maybe they can still convict. They need to get the crime scene team out there.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 3:00:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

CSI Roma.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 3:22:36 PM PDT by Argus
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To: nickcarraway

There’s really nothing to it. It was just the result of a spontaneous demonstration.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 3:25:12 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Ides of March is the 15th (not the 14th) of that month. It’s a petty thing, I know, but ignorance is annoying.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 3:26:05 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

Et tu, Brute?


6 posted on 10/11/2012 3:52:08 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: DogByte6RER

Caesar was stabbed with a salad fork.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 3:52:28 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: DogByte6RER

So the small foundation center left...is that a Little Caesar’s?


8 posted on 10/11/2012 4:31:37 PM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: DogByte6RER

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks DogByte6RER.Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 7:39:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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