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16-10-12, 13:29
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2012/researchers-have-found-exact-spot-where-julius-caesar-was-stabbed

Several ancient Roman texts describe the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 BC as the result of a plot by a group of senators to kill the general. Now, 2,056 years later, a team from the National Research Council (CSIC) of Spain have located the exact spot where Caesar was stabbed to death.

Classical sources refer to the place where Julius Caesar presided, at that fateful session of the Senate. Where he was stabbed was an enclosed rectangular structure that was later walled up and filled with concrete.
Researchers have begun to study the remains of the Portico of the Hundred Columns (Hecatostylon), the Torre Argentina, in addition to the Curia of Pompey. The aim is to identify links between archaeology and art history that connect to the death of Julius Caesar. Monterroso says: “We also aim to better understand that sense of physical closure of the murder scene described in classical texts”.
The buildings are part of the monumental complex of about 54,000 square metres that Pompey the Great built in the capital to commemorate his military successes in the East around the year 55 BC.