Photos may show burial place of Romulus, founder of

Burial place of Romulus revealed: Pictures show the site in the Roman Forum where archaeologists believe the city’s legendary founder was entombed Archaeologists uncovered an area with a rock sarcophagus devoted to Romulus dating to 6th century BC The underground temple is buried beneath the entrance stairway to the Curia where Roman senators voted Amazing images may be the first glimpse of the resting place of 's legendary founder and first king

By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline and Emily Webber For Mailonline

Published: 12:52 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 12:57 GMT, 21 February 2020

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An ancient tomb in the famed Roman Forum has been unveiled to the public for the first time.  

The tomb is thought to be the resting place of the city's legendary founder Romulus and has been revealed in new images. 

Archaeologists believe they have uncovered an area devoted to the first King of and his rock sarcophagus, measuring 4.6ft, which are believed to date back to the 6th century BC.  

However, no bones were found in the coffin.  

The unveiling of the tomb to media brings months of investigation by history sleuths to a head

The unveiling of the tomb to media brings months of investigation by history sleuths to a head

People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus

People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to 's founder Romulus

An ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus is pictured on February 21

An ancient tomb thought to belong to 's founder Romulus is pictured on February 21

A workman stands by the entrance to the ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus

A workman stands by the entrance to the ancient tomb thought to belong to 's founder Romulus

People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus on February 21, 2020 at the Curia - Comitium in the Roman Forum of Rome

People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to 's founder Romulus on February 21, 2020 at the Curia - Comitium in the Roman Forum of

People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus on February 21, 2020 at the Curia - Comitium in the Roman Forum of Rome, within its presentation to the media

People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to 's founder Romulus on February 21, 2020 at the Curia - Comitium in the Roman Forum of , within its presentation to the media

What is the Roman Forum?  

The Roman Forum, known as the Forum Romanum in Latin, was the heartbeat of both Ancient and its continent-straddling empire. 

Historians believe people first began meeting in the Forum in 500BC when the Roman Republic was founded. 

The area is situated between  Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill. 

The Temple of Julius Caesar is the

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