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Rome 2006

Area sacra dell' Argentina

This block-long area of ruins in between 2 bustling streets houses some of the oldest ruins in the city - from the Republic, sometime in the 4th or 3rd century BCE. The area seemed interesting simply because of the round temple and the resident cats. Then I realized that right in the smack middle of these temples is where the Curia of Pompei was located. Why is that important to know? Because that is where the Senate met, and that is where Julius Caesar was killed on the ides of march: March 15, 44 BCE.

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