The archaeological excavations are directed by the University La Sapienza Professor Clementina Panella.
Every coliseum’s visitors moving toward the arch of Titus and the roman forum can see the excavations and the many students involved in the diggings
"This year we have found at least eight rooms of a beautiful domus of the Republican era that overlooks the valley of the Roman Forum. The aristocratic quality of the house is evidenced by an exceptional mosaic, with black and white tiles combined with a multi-colored triangles carpet "… "We know that Augustus was born in ‘Curis Veteribus’ and the discovery of the birthplace of Augustus seems justified by the fact that this is the first domus next to the Curiae sanctuary”… “Sources say that three years after birth, the family moved to Carine , the area of Velia on the edge of the Esquiline” …”At the age of eighteen Octavian bought a house near the Roman Forum , and finally at thirty-six the famous and best known residence on the Palatine . " Said Professor Panella.