Nero’s Banquet Hall

From the Times of London:

About 60 years after his death, the Roman historian Suetonius described the dining room in his chronicle Lives of the Caesars, saying it revolved “day and night, in time with the sky”.

The archaeologist Angelo Bottini said that the ceiling of the rotating room may well have been the same one mentioned by Suetonius, who also wrote of ivory panels sliding back and forth to shower flowers and perfumes on the guests below.

Apparently Nero himself never got to enjoy the room. He committed suicide before it was finished.


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