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CURIA JULIA

The big stone construction of Curia Julia was brought to the light in 1930's, after the 7th century church of St. Adriano, erected over it, was destroyed. Caesar built it to substitute the Curia Hostilia which was destroyed by a fire. Curia Julia was completed by Augustus in 29 B.C. and reconstructed in 94 A.D by Domitian. The interior 27m long, 18m wide and 21m high was discovered and restored in 1930-1934 by Alfonso Bartoli; the pavement of the hall still preserves the original marbles. The three broad marble-faced steps on the two long sides provided seats for some 300 senators. The existing doors are copies of the original ones removed by Alexander VII to the Basilica of St John Lateran. Two big marble relieves exposed here represent the scenes from the epoch of Trajan. In front of the Curia there are numerous bases of honor statues erected here in the imperial epoch. Lapis Niger: close to the Curia, under the tract of the 6th century B.C. pavement of black stones, in 1899 was discovered a complex archaic monument, with an ancient inscription on a square stele on all four sides (providing the most ancient example of the Latin language), a warning against profaning a holy place. Here the tomb of Romulus or of some other deified founder of the city was identified. From www.italycyberguide.com
 
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