Tempio del Divo Giulio
Tempio del Divo Giulio
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Within the Roman forum is the grave of Julius Caesar, which is within a wall of stone marked by a simple plaque.
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Neighborhood: Campitelli
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  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 5 min walk
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JK01
Minneapolis, MN226 contributions
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Caesar has no grave, he was cremated, and the altar was later included in the Temple of Caesar. The alter is all that remains of the temple, and it is still visible on the Forum. Modern travelers still leave messages and flowers on the site of Caesar's cremation, also called the The altar of Divus Julius. This is worth seeing during a tour of the Forum, but it is not well marked so be sure to look for it.
Written August 19, 2009
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bruce p
Albuquerque, NM4,003 contributions
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Nov 2013 • Family
Kinda sad that there isn't much here. It's part of the Forum so not like you need a special ticket or anything. Forum as a whole isn't really anything spectacular, they really don't take care of this visitor's attraction at all.....like the rest of Rome it is dirty and lacks any pride!
Written May 25, 2014
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Rowan Rafferty
Noosaville, Australia111 contributions
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Oct 2012 • Friends
Confusing, poorly indicated on maps and no interpretive signage. So which of the several photos of different places is actually "Ceasers Grave"?
The Forum and Palantine areas are an international shame. No doubt there are good people working on restortion, but the historical value of these sites surely demands better management and information to add value to what they represent to the whole world! A guided tour with a reputable guide would be preferable to the audio tours and map guide (???) provided at the entrance. Paths are often difficult and unstable under foot, with little or no attempt to guide or contain pedestrian traffic. You know you want to see it, but it's very dissappointing.
Written October 18, 2012
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Barbara W
Miami Springs, FL1 contribution
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Dec 2014 • Family
I was in Rome last year & made my expected tour of the Forum. Everything was beautiful & impressive until I saw the gravesite of Julius Caesar. With all of the archeological restoration that has been done in Rome, I was shocked & appalled in the condition Caesar's grave was in. Hidden behind a wall, a very small sign indicating whose gravesite it was.

The Italian government should be ashamed in ignoring and allowing Caesar's to fall into complete disarray. But that's politics in a foreign country. Here in the U.S. our history is no where as extensive as Italy, but yet we honor all of our great leaders. Especially our Founding Fathers. Italy should remember that Caesar was one of their Founding Fathers & respect & honor should be made. And complete restoration of Julius Caesar's gravesite. It is a complete disgrace ignoring such a great leader.
Written November 18, 2015
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KashKlan
Richmond, New Zealand304 contributions
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Sep 2014 • Family
Considering the huge importance of Caesars grave we thought it would have more attention and signposting. Make sure you do a bit of research or get a guide when you go to the Roman Forum so that you don't miss gems like this.
Written October 28, 2014
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,483 contributions
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Oct 2013 • Friends
Located within the Roman Forum is the Temple of the Divine Julius, built by Caesar's adopted son, Augustus, to mark the spot where Caesar's body was cremated (Caesar was assassinated at the Theater of Pompey, at Largo Argentina, as the Senate House (Curia) in the Roman Forum was under renovation at the time). The temple also commemorates that Augustus declared Caesar to be a god, a practice adopted by subsequent emperors. There is little left of this temple, but what is always incredible to me is that two thousand years later, people still leave flowers on Caesar's grave.
Written November 29, 2013
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,483 contributions
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Oct 2016 • Couples
Not to be confused with the area where Caesar was assassinated (at what today is called Largo Argentina, where the Senate was meeting temporarily because the Curia Julia in the Roman Forum was under renovation), the Temple of the Divine Julius is where he was cremated, and it lies inside the Roman Forum. There's a small mound which was the altar, a few bits of the walls, and not much more, covered by a modern roof. Amazingly, people still leave flowers there.
Written October 4, 2016
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mr_mrs_alaeddin
Tehran, Iran216 contributions
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Aug 2014 • Couples
we visited here when ioman forum and at the end of our visit when search for exit,we saw that some people went behind a wall and so we went,but found just a top of clay and didnt know unfortunately anything about it at that time.of course there was a plaque , i think, at this spot, but we thought it is a temple and not definitely understood anything about cesare's seemingly grave(not exactly grave of course). happy to visit it at least,but wish to knew more at that time though. informative plaques are not very much in roman forum unfortunately.but worth visiting.
Written September 13, 2014
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Scott8147
The Villages, FL3,475 contributions
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Sep 2013 • Couples
Actually the altar that is in the Forum was built by Augustus to honor Caesar. The actual site is on the location where Caesar was cremated -there is no grave. It is located pretty much in the center of the Forum, but you have to be checking for it as it's somewhat nondescript. If you look around the front wall, you can see where people occasionally leave flowers.
Written November 18, 2013
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ChiefGuru
Decatur, IN3,300 contributions
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Jun 2019
Currently, only rudimentary ruins of the Temple of Caesar remain within the Roman Forum. They are located between San Lorenzo in Miranda, Regia, Temple of Vesta, and The Temple of Castor and Pollux. Emperor Augustus (his maternal great-uncle and adoptive father was Julius Caesar) had the Temple of Caesar constructed 44 - 29 B.C. Originally, the desire was for Caesar to be cremated and buried on Capital Hill, among the Gods of Rome. However, this was prevented by Roman Priests. After Caesar's corpse was displayed in Temple of Venus Genetrix (i.e. this temple is in the Forum of Caesar at the base of Capital Hill) and Mark Anthony made his famous historic speech, the corpse was moved to and placed on a funeral pile created near the Regia. An altar and a column were initially briefly erected at the cremation site. The Temple was built around and above the cremation site. The temple remained largely intact until the late 15th century, when its marble and stones were reused to construct churches and palaces. Only parts of the cement core of the platform have been preserved. Today, you can enter the very small remaining portion (it is a tight fit, works best one or two people at a time) and see the altar on which Caesar is reported to have been cremated. Although this site within the Forum is less impressive than many, the historic significance remains and it should be seen.
Written September 4, 2019
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