Domus Aurea — Nero’s Golden House


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Domus Aurea — Nero’s Golden House

In the year 64 AD, Emperor Nero built a palace almost one mile long — stretching from Palatine Hill all the way to Oppio Hill. Some parts were covered in gold, precious stones and featured splendid decor. After Nero’s death, it was filled in with earth to obliterate the tyrant’s memory. It was accidentally rediscovered in the 15th century, and today, you can walk through 30 of Nero’s 150 underground rooms.

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