The Roman Square where Julius Caesar was assassinated is an iconic historical site that draws countless tourists from around the world. Situated in the heart of Rome, Italy, this square holds great significance in the annals of Roman history. And now, this iconic site where, according to legend, Julius Caesar was killed, was opened to the public for the first time last Tuesday.
This Historic Site Is Now Open To Visitors
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For the first time in history, people were allowed to visit this historic site, believed to be where Julius Caesar was brutally assassinated by a group of senators in 44 B.C. The spot is nestled in an area with four temples, rare remnants of the Roman Republic, dating from the fourth to the first centuries B.C.
Earlier, this spot has not only become a site of historical interest but also a sanctuary for feline inhabitants. The square has become a cat sanctuary, cared for by local volunteers. These cats roam freely among the ruins, adding a unique charm to the already enchanting atmosphere. Tourists often find themselves captivated by the juxtaposition of ancient history and the adorable feline companions that call this square home.
Stepping into the square, one is immediately transported back in time. The ruins of the Theatre of Pompey stand as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Rome. Now, visitors can walk amidst the very ruins where this momentous event unfolded. However, the spot now contains just a jumble of limestone rocks, bricks and tufts of grass.
History Of This Roman Square Where Julius Caesar Was Killed
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The square is known as the Largo di Torre Argentina or the “Argentina Square” in English. It derives its name from the nearby Torre Argentina, a medieval tower that is believed to have been built upon the ruins of four ancient Roman temples. However, the focal point of this square is not the tower, but the remains of the Theatre of Pompey, where the dramatic events surrounding Julius Caesar’s demise unfolded.
Its status as a tourist destination stems from the pivotal events that transpired there and the opportunity it provides to engage with ancient Rome. As visitors traverse the ruins, they cannot help but feel a connection to the past, imagining the dramatic events that unfolded within those hallowed walls.
So, when are you heading to this famous Roman square, where Julius Caesar was killed?
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