The underground room with a vault that is about 4.5 metres high, was really by chance in the ruins of emperor Nero's old sprawling palace discovered. The Italian archaeologists of Parco archeologico del Colosseo were, in reality, to the graves to another room which was near the old vault is located. But it soon became clear that the impressive palace nearly twenty centuries a secret had kept: a hidden underground chamber. the
Lavishly decorated, with murals depicting real and mythical creatures depicted were: such was the emperor Nero's’room of the Sphinx’ of the past look like. Except for a sphinx, there are also dancing centaurs and a faunus shown. And the red, yellow and green the pigments used may be brighter shone, are still quite recognizable.
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Ancora immagini della #SaladellaSfinge, casualmente individuata nel corso dei restauri della Domus Aurea: ecco la volta e le pareti riccamente decorate con centauri, satiri e pantere. Fino a poco tempo fa, e per oltre 20 centuries of varied, decisamente uno dei #SecretsMW! #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/tfNsiey486Parco Colosseo(@ ParcoColosseo) link
The Roman emperor Nero is one that even 2,000 years after his death still is notorious. Depraved, bloodthirsty and a tyrant: he is often described in the history books. But he had a beautiful palace built: the Domus Aurea (Latin for golden house). The palace was about eighty acres, had more than 300 rooms, had a beautiful colonnades and a statue of Nero that about 35 metres high. And, of course, was the magnificent palace inside is completely covered with gold leaf. the
In 64 ad, four years before the Roman emperor committed suicide, raged for six days a fierce fire which is a part of Rome in ashes laid. Then gave Nero the command to create a new, impressive palace built. Eventually, the palace stretching across a whopping four of the seven hills of Rome.