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Spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed found

Archaeologists believe they have pinpointed the spot where Julius Caesar died.

Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 15, 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.

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Story: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience | Photo: Antonio Monterroso/CSIC

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  1. It’s so interesting that this site has finally been found! Do you ever wonder if in a hundreds or thousands of years, the battlefields of WWI and WWII, the homes of those that were destroyed in the wars, will be historic sites for visitors?

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