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(The Indian Express)   Scientists find spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed. Well, one of twenty-three, anyway   (indianexpress.com) divider line 40
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2012-10-12 11:44:54 AM
When I was in high school I knew a very elderly Italian woman who had one of the original nails from the Crucifixion.
 
2012-10-12 12:45:38 PM
In the back?
 
2012-10-12 12:51:57 PM

unlikely: When I was in high school I knew a very elderly Italian woman who had one of the original nails from the Crucifixion.


I dated a woman years ago who was convinced that Pope John Paul II had given her family a piece of the True Cross. She was incredibly hot but she had the crazy. It was a shame.
 
2012-10-12 12:52:54 PM

Lord Dimwit: unlikely: When I was in high school I knew a very elderly Italian woman who had one of the original nails from the Crucifixion.

I dated a woman years ago who was convinced that Pope John Paul II had given her family a piece of the True Cross. She was incredibly hot but she had the crazy. It was a shame.


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2012-10-12 12:53:50 PM

unlikely: When I was in high school I knew a very elderly Italian woman who had one of the original nails from the Crucifixion.


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2012-10-12 12:58:49 PM
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2012-10-12 01:02:16 PM
Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?
 
2012-10-12 01:07:55 PM

grinding_journalist: unlikely: When I was in high school I knew a very elderly Italian woman who had one of the original nails from the Crucifixion.

Another serendipitous union of handle and comment.

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I believe "Equally likely" are the words you're looking for.
 
2012-10-12 01:09:50 PM

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?


Technically it's not the exact spot. Relative to other locations on earth, maybe, but we're far far away from where Lincoln was assassinated, let alone Caesar.
 
2012-10-12 01:19:24 PM

Lord Dimwit: unlikely: When I was in high school I knew a very elderly Italian woman who had one of the original nails from the Crucifixion.

I dated a woman years ago who was convinced that Pope John Paul II had given her family a piece of the True Cross. She was incredibly hot but she had the crazy. It was a shame.


I dated a girl whose family had Martin Luther's "real" wedding ring.

/She was hot too. Bonus: natural redhead (and yes: also crazy).
 
2012-10-12 01:29:30 PM

ScreamingHangover: natural redhead (and yes: also crazy).


Redundant.
 
2012-10-12 01:33:57 PM
You can find the spot easily from atop a grassy knoll.
 
2012-10-12 01:44:23 PM
Caesar was stabbed right at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey

That HAD to be painful.
 
2012-10-12 01:47:23 PM
Would it have killed them to include a picture?
 
2012-10-12 01:55:30 PM

Angry Buddha: ScreamingHangover: natural redhead (and yes: also crazy).

Redundant.


And untrue. All gingers are un-natural.
 
2012-10-12 02:00:31 PM
It's just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, about 4 blocks due south of the Pantheon. In case anybody was wondering.

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?


True. But I have to admit, when I walked out of the Colosseum and through the old forum, I found the experience of literally walking in the footsteps of history to be awe-inspiring.

Lots of old European cities have A history. But Rome IS history.
 
2012-10-12 02:01:02 PM

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?


Discovery Channel: The Search For The Exact Spot Caesar Was Assassinated
History Channel: Why Caesar Was Assassinated In That Exact Spot
History Channel2: When Caesar Was Assassinated In That Exact Spot
TLC: HoneyBooBoo - Assassy In That Exact Spot
The Military Channel: Great Assassinations In That Exact Spot
truTV: Trial Of Caesar's Assassins In That Exact Spot
HLN: Nancy Grace - Missing White Girls In That Exact Spot
NGC: Lost That Exact Spot
NGC: Found That Exact Spot
CBS: CSI:That Exact Spot
SyFy: Thatexactoppotus
History: Ancient Aliens: Caesar's Assassins In That Exact Spot
 
2012-10-12 02:18:54 PM

TheOther: indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?

Discovery Channel: The Search For The Exact Spot Caesar Was Assassinated
History Channel: Why Caesar Was Assassinated In That Exact Spot
History Channel2: When Caesar Was Assassinated In That Exact Spot
TLC: HoneyBooBoo - Assassy In That Exact Spot
The Military Channel: Great Assassinations In That Exact Spot
truTV: Trial Of Caesar's Assassins In That Exact Spot
HLN: Nancy Grace - Missing White Girls In That Exact Spot
NGC: Lost That Exact Spot
NGC: Found That Exact Spot
CBS: CSI:That Exact Spot
SyFy: Thatexactoppotus
History: Ancient Aliens: Caesar's Assassins In That Exact Spot


And on H2: Did Ancient Aliens Assasinate Julius Caesar?

/Just sayin'

//But it sure as heck looks like it, to me
 
2012-10-12 02:56:53 PM

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?


Identifying locations can sometimes lead to other locations being verified and/or surmised.
 
2012-10-12 03:00:39 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?

Identifying locations can sometimes lead to other locations being verified and/or surmised.


Or for conflicting written testament of actions being debunked based on verified facts. Plus its a cool thing to stand where something was known to happen.
 
2012-10-12 03:10:11 PM
Loved that scene in Rome season 1. Ciaran Hinds was an excellent Caesar.
 
2012-10-12 03:10:37 PM
23, huh?

Must have been the Illuminati.
 
2012-10-12 03:12:09 PM

Mr_Fabulous: It's just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, about 4 blocks due south of the Pantheon. In case anybody was wondering.

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?

True. But I have to admit, when I walked out of the Colosseum and through the old forum, I found the experience of literally walking in the footsteps of history to be awe-inspiring.

Lots of old European cities have A history. But Rome IS history.


I was, and thank you.

Share your love of Rome. Spent today reading about Aurelian and the Crisis of the Third Century.
 
2012-10-12 03:12:58 PM

thecpt: DeathByGeekSquad: indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?

Identifying locations can sometimes lead to other locations being verified and/or surmised.

Or for conflicting written testament of actions being debunked based on verified facts. Plus its a cool thing to stand where something was known to happen.


Yeah I think of it more as the connection you feel to those events when you can think "caesar is a figure in history but once he was a man who stood in this very spot like I am..." I dunno, seeing the ancient world in person can make something real when it didn't feel real before.
 
2012-10-12 03:24:12 PM

Electromax: Yeah I think of it more as the connection you feel to those events when you can think "caesar is a figure in history but once he was a man who stood in this very spot like I am..." I dunno, seeing the ancient world in person can make something real when it didn't feel real before.


My best moment so far was Edgar Allen Poe's old room at UVA which the Raven Society maintains and allows anyone to walk through by themselves (no supervision). I went in the evening of March so it was dark, gloomy, cold, and secluded. Farking awesome.
 
2012-10-12 03:32:53 PM
Did they find his Aldis lamp?

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2012-10-12 05:00:34 PM
Actually, the exact spot is a bit lower, to the left
 
2012-10-12 05:18:07 PM
Et Tu Brute
 
2012-10-12 05:42:34 PM
I wonder if the Romans turned that day into a holiday complete with a 3 day weekend and holiday sales.

"Beware the Ides... of Savings!"
 
2012-10-12 06:06:42 PM

born_yesterday: Mr_Fabulous: It's just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, about 4 blocks due south of the Pantheon. In case anybody was wondering.

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?

True. But I have to admit, when I walked out of the Colosseum and through the old forum, I found the experience of literally walking in the footsteps of history to be awe-inspiring.

Lots of old European cities have A history. But Rome IS history.

I was, and thank you.

Share your love of Rome. Spent today reading about Aurelian and the Crisis of the Third Century.


If you haven't already, you should check out The History of Rome podcast (link) .
 
2012-10-12 06:09:10 PM
www.empireonline.com

Well, when I see 5 weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards. That's *my* policy.
 
2012-10-12 08:28:34 PM
Currently, the remains of this building are located in the archaeological area of Torre Argentina, right in the historic centre of the Roman capital.

Whereas before, the remains of this building were located in the parking lot of a Walmart in Sheboygan, WI.
 
2012-10-12 08:46:28 PM
Was it the rotunda? Because that's a terrible place to get stabbed.
 
2012-10-12 09:37:28 PM
born_yesterday: Mr_Fabulous: It's just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, about 4 blocks due south of the Pantheon. In case anybody was wondering.

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?

True. But I have to admit, when I walked out of the Colosseum and through the old forum, I found the experience of literally walking in the footsteps of history to be awe-inspiring.

Lots of old European cities have A history. But Rome IS history.

I was, and thank you.

Share your love of Rome. Spent today reading about Aurelian and the Crisis of the Third Century.


I was amused with how the upper classes of the republic seemed so good at improvisational weaponry!!
 
2012-10-12 10:40:40 PM
Hands, speak for me!

/obscure?
 
2012-10-12 11:36:59 PM

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?


Because he's Julius frakkin Caesar, that's why. One of the most fascinating beings in human history. It's actually true that he was warned about the Ides of March, but he went anyway. Some people say it was a form of suicide since he had really bad irritable bowel syndrome. His health was failing horribly. What better way to be remembered than to be a victim of the most famous assassination in history amongst his other accomplishments. I'm a bit biased anyway. As a sophomore in high school we had to memorize Marc Antony's funeral arrangement in my literature class. A page and a half of lines. Had to be 100 or so. I memorized them in 45 minutes or less. I've always been fascinated with Julius Caesar.

"The evil that men do live after them. The good oft interred with their bones, so let it be with Caesar."
 
2012-10-13 05:17:18 AM

indarwinsshadow: Humans are strange creatures. Really, why would anyone want to know the exact spot that Caesar was assassinated? How does that aid history and our understanding of events?


Because if they can find the bloodstain and extract some DNA, we can clone an army of Caesars force them to do our bidding. Duh.
 
2012-10-13 07:05:56 AM
FTFA: Currently, the remains of this building are located in the archaeological area of Torre Argentina, right in the historic centre of the Roman capital.

That isn't remotely possible. The largo di torre argentino is a good quarter mile from the foro romano.
 
2012-10-13 02:21:10 PM

Mr_Fabulous: It's just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, about 4 blocks due south of the Pantheon. In case anybody was wondering.


This was one of the stops on my Sunday walk when I lived in Pigna, it's also a No-Kill Cat Sanctuary. http://www.romancats.com/index_eng.php
 
2012-10-14 12:38:19 PM
Jesus...er um. Mithra. I almost spawned a meme. That was close.
 
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