The Ides of March is one of the best-known dates from the ancient Roman calendar and is synonymous with the murder of Julius Caesar, but how well do you know the facts behind the day?
The Institute is committed to preserving Rome's past and successfully communicating the web of interrelated topics- history, heritage preservation, architecture, conservation, accessibility. When the Villa of Hadrian was threatened with the construction of a landfill nearby we collaborated with colleagues successfully to stop that disastrous plan. When the Macrinus "gladiator tomb" site was threatened with reburial, we stepped in and voiced concerns that ultimately were part of a constructive outcry to find new solutions to allow excavation to continue and the preservation of the site begin; that heritage enterprise continues, productively and with great promise. Read more about our preservation initiatives.