Mar 15, 2017

The Ides of March

This place is Largo di Torre Argentina, also named Sacred Area, a square that hosts four Republican Roman temples built in the 3rd century BC, and the remains of Pompey's Theatre, built in 55 BC. This area is very famous because of the IDES OF MARCH, a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March, became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made in this day a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire



Opening out before one of Rome’s most important and oldest theaters, Teatro Argentina, and located in the middle of a rather busy road junction, is an archaeological site which was discovered as recently as 1920. Sunken below street level, it is covered with the remains of temples dating back to the age of the Roman Republican



A colony of cats living amongst these ancient ruins is carefully looked after and protected by an association which feeds them and also organizes free visits to the sacred area


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