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Roman Architecture: Engineering an Empire

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2007, 05:00:34 pm »



The Domus Aurea still lies under the ruins of the Baths of Trajan (shown here) and the surrounding park.

Damnatio memoriae



After Nero's death, the Golden House was a severe embarrassment to his successors. It was stripped of its marble, its jewels and its ivory within a decade. Soon after Nero’s death, the palace and grounds, encompassing 2.6 km˛ (c. 1 mi˛), were filled with earth and built over: the Baths of Titus were already being built on part of the site in 79 AD. On the site of the lake, in the middle of the palace grounds, Vespasian built the Flavian Amphitheatre, which could be reflooded at will, with the Colossus Neronis beside it.[2] The Baths of Trajan[2], and the Temple of Venus and Rome were also built on the site. Within 40 years, the Golden House was completely obliterated, buried beneath the new constructions, but paradoxically this ensured the wallpaintings' survival by protecting them from the damp.
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