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Today is the 15th of March, the so called Ides of March. On this day  2060 years ago (44 BC) a number of conspirators led by Brutus assassinated Gaius Julius Ceasar, one of the most prominent historical figures of the ancient time.

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On the site of Ceasar’s cremation in the Forum Romanum a temple was built as a tribute to a comet that appeared shortly after the Ceasar’s death. The comet was believed by some to carry Ceasar’s soul. The temple was named the Temple of Divus Iulius, now called simply the Temple of Ceasar. On the picture above a part of its ruins traditionally believed to be the Julius Ceasar’s grave.

On picture below a view onto Forum Romanum from the Palatine Hill. The location of the Ceasar’s grave is marked with a black ring.

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