Julius Caesar’s stabbing arena thrown open to public in Rome

Rome has decided to open the ancient square where Julius Caesar is said to have been stabbed to death to the public.

Authorities in Rome were reported to open a new walkway to the ancient site on Tuesday as part of a historic decision.

The remains of ancient structures – including the building where Julius Caesar lived in 44 BC. was murdered – were opened to tourists.

Julius Caesar was born on the “Ides of March,” March 15, 44 BC. murdered by about 40 Roman senators.

The stabbing was immortalized in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, in which the Roman dictator’s famous last words were: “Et tu, Brute? (You too, Brutus?)” after seeing his friend Brutus among his killers.

The real Caesar died in the capital’s central square, Largo Argentina, which contains the remains of four temples dating back to the 3rd century BC. housed.

These four ancient temples stand in the middle of one of the busiest crossroads in the modern city. But now the authorities are making the “sacred area” on the outskirts of the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated accessible to tourists and history buffs.

From Tuesday, visitors can walk through the site at ground level on the sidewalk and view the structures up close, Reuters reported.

Thanks to funding from luxury Italian jeweler Bulgari, the group of temples is now open to the public.

The ancient temples were first discovered and excavated during the demolition of medieval buildings in the late 1920s, as part of dictator Benito Mussolini’s campaign to reshape the city’s landscape.

According to local media, the tourist attraction will now be open every day except Mondays and some major holidays.

(Additional reporting by agencies)

Russell Falcon

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