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Temple of Julius Caesar

Walking Tour of Rome Forum

The Temple of Julius Caesar in the Roman Forum was built by his nephew, Octavian and in 29BC Augustus consecrated it to Caesar.

The Roman Forum Temple of Julius Caesar

Check out the circular altar where his body was burned after he was stabbed to death by a conspiracy of senators, including his adopted son, Brutus of Et tu Brute.

Julius Caesar's body was burned after the impassioned speech by Mark Antony made famous by Shakespeare's Julius Caesar....

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar.....

There is not much left of the Julius Caesar Temple. Remnants of the brick and rubble and part of the block of the porch where the circular altar for his cremation was built.

The Roman Forum Julius Caesar Temple marble decoration
Marble Decoration Remnants

The Julius Caesar Temple was intact until the Renaissance when it was dismantled to use in the building of papal buildings including St. Peter's Basilica.

Make sure and check out the other stops on the walking tour of the Roman Forum. Also, there are other ancient Rome attractions and more sightseeing in Rome ideas including Vatican City Rome.

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