By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline and Emily Webber For Mailonline
Published: 12:52 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 12:57 GMT, 21 February 2020
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 Rome 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
People stand by the access to an ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus
An ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome'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
The Roman Forum, known as the Forum Romanum in Latin, was the heartbeat of both Ancient Rome 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