According to a new Spanish National Research Council report, a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall has been unearthed by archaeologists.
It is currently thought to have been erected by Julius Caesar’s successor, Augustus, to condemn the assassination of Caesar on March 25, 44 B.C.
The structure was found at the base of the Curia, or Theater, of Pompey, the spot where classical writers reported the stabbing took place.
It has always been known that Julius Caesar was murdered in Curia because of written classical texts passed down through the centuries. Until now, there has been no material evidence of this fact often depicted in historical paintings.
Classic texts indicate years after the assassination the Curia of Pompey was closed and turned into a memorial chapel for Caesar. Researchers are studying the most recent find along with another monument in the same complex, the Portico of the Hundred Columns, or Hecatostylonin, looking for links between the archaeology
It’s reported 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. I have often thought along these lines when visiting historical places around the world.