Rome is an open-air museum, because wherever you turn you will always find something incredible to see.
A few days ago, a 2,000-year-old site was opened to the public, which had never been visited before. It is the Acra Sacra di Largo Argentina, a site that was always visible to locals and travelers but could not be visited; in fact, this place is popular for being a “sanctuary” for cats.
This place is famous for being the site where Julius Caesar was killed on March 15, 44 BC, ending the republican era of ancient Rome.
Visitors will be able to follow the trails around four temples dating back to the early 3rd century BC. C. until the end of the 2nd century BC. C. and are dedicated to divinities that include, according to archaeologists, Feronia, who granted freedom to enslaved people.
You can also see the remains of the Portico di Pompeo, which includes the solid tuff rock foundation of the Curia, or senate house, outside which Caesar was stabbed to death.
Later remains include a pavement made of travertine slabs, laid by the Emperor Domitian after a fire in 80 CE.
In addition, two exhibition spaces, one in the Torre del Papito, a medieval tower built on top of the remains, and the other under a nearby street, display various finds from the site’s excavations, including sarcophagi, architectural features, and two huge statuary heads. of the divinities venerated in the area.
This place is accessible to all, since it has the infrastructure to visit it in a wheelchair and also has touch panels, descriptions in Braille and even 3D scans of two archaeological finds that allow travelers with low vision to have a more complete idea. of the site.
Acra Sacra di Largo Argentina can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the entrance fee is 5 euros.
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