Unfortunately this building looks so well preserved because it is merely a restoration of the ancient Curia that was erected here in 52 BC by Julius Caesar to hold meetings of the Roman Senate. It was restored by Domitian in 94 AD and Diocletian in the 3rd century. Current Curia date back to 1937. Inside you can see two panels that were removed from Rostra for preservation. One recounts his meeting with a simple woman with a child, another depicts his act of burning tax records thus eliminating all of the debts of Roman citizens. Back then they did not have Wall Street to bail out apparently.