Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome to the Pleasure Dome! A weird and rather bizarre discovery by Italian archaeologists in Rome.

Roman Romps and Rotations. Neros rotating dining room
Archaeologists in Rome have made an interesting discovery. They think they may have unearthed the site of a Roman rotating dining room – renowned for being one of Emperor Nero’s more fantastic and extravagant architectural feats!

Reference to this rotating dining room was made by Roman historian Suetonius in “Lives of the Caesars”. This dining room (the coenatio rotunda) was discovered amongst the ruins of the Golden Palace (Domus Aurea) on Palatine Hill in Rome.


Via: Socyberty

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