The Louisiana Classicist

March 31, 2010

Nero’s Golden Palace ceiling collapses

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:53 am
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found via the Latinteach listserv

Nero’s Golden Palace ceiling collapses due to rain

A large section of the ceiling has collapsed at Roman Emperor Nero’s famous 2000-year-old Golden Palace due to heavy winter rain.

The top of the Domus, which overlooks the Forum to one side and the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum to another, is covered with parks, trees and roads whose weight and polluting effect are a constant threat.

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