Archaeologists Discover Nero's Extravagant Banquet Hall

Posted on September 29, 2009

Archaeologists announced that they have found what they think are the remains of Roman emperor Nero's banquet hall. The impressive banquet hall was a circular space that rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement. Lead archaeologist Francoise Villedieu says the room was part of Nero's Domus Aurea (Golden Palace) and was used to entertain government officials and other VIPs.

You can read more about the history of the Domus Aurea on the Wikipedia Entry. The video shows the excavation which is underway.


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