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DOMUS AUREA
Image 1: View of remains of the Domus Aurea on the Oppian hill park
This majestic palace was erected by Nero (Nerone) as his new imperial dwelling, after the great fire of 64 AD that devastated a large part of Rome, including the Domus Transitoria. The sumptuous Nero’s villa stretched from the slopes of the Caelian (Caelius) and Palatine (Palatinus) Hills to the "horti Maecenatiani" over an area of about one square mile. The Domus Aurea comprised also a wide garden with an artificial lake (stagnum Neronis).
Subsequently it was partially built over and filled up with earth by Trajan (Traiano) for the construction of the Baths.
In the excavations, 150 rooms were brought to light and, among them, particularly worthy of mention are: The garden surrounded by a columned passage, a nymphaeum (nymphs' sanctuary), the Golden Vault room, the Cryptoporticus and the the complex of the Octagonal room. Nero commissioned a colossal bronze statue, representing himself as the Roman sun-god Sol (Colossus Neronis), that was placed as an ornament just outside the main entrance of his new palace. The statue was subsequently removed to leave space for the construction of the Temple of Venus and Roma.

Location: Rione Monti (Monti district)
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