The grave of Caesar

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


On the site of Caesar’s cremation in the Forum Romanum, a temple was built as a tribute to a comet that appeared shortly after Caesar’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 Julius Caesar’s grave.

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



The grave of Caesar