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Julia’s ashes were interned on the Campus Martius, or ‘Field of Mars’. Although Pompey had wanted to remove her ashes to his residential villa in the Alban hills, so that he might remain close to his love, the Roman people pressed for her burial in a public space. This required special dispensation from the Senate and, at least initially, was opposed by Pompey and Caesar’s political enemies. After Caesar’s assassination in 44BC he was cremated in the Senate, before being laid to rest beside the grave of his daughter.