Darryl A. Phillips

Nero’s Dining Room

October 1, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

News reports from earlier this week note the discovery of a Roman imperial dining room from the time of Nero.  The room is perhaps the “famous” dining room described by Suetonius as being part of Nero’s Domus Aurea (Golden House).  This is a new discovery — adding to the extensive remains of the house that have been excavated on the Oppian Hill.  This dining room was located on the Palatine.  The entire house complex must have, in effect, spanned both hills and encircled the area that is today occupied by the Flavian Amphitheater.  Pretty impressive! 

Another dining room of Nero's

Another dining room of Nero's


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