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Archaeologists Discover Nero's Rotating Banquet Hall


Archaeologists in Rome discovered last Tuesday what they believe to be the ruins of a revolving banquet hall of Roman emperor Nero.

The structure is believed to revolve around a central pillar, night and day, to mimic the movement of the earth and impress guests. Scientists believe the room was powered by an underfloor mechanism, probably driven by a steady stream of water.


Archaeologists discover in Rome a revolving hall used by Roman emperor Nero to serve banquets

The hall would have been part of the Golden Palace, built by Nero in the first century of the Christian era.

The archaeological team also believes that the ceiling of the hall had ivory panels that opened, spreading perfume and flowers over the guests. The emperor committed suicide in the year the site was just built.

Source: BBC Brasil

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