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Domus Aurea in Rome. This is Nero's golden castle, later buried by Trajan (after he stripped out the relatively valuable marble). By literally burying the place, Trajan preserved it surprisingly well. It's only open on weekends as it's an active archaeological site during the week.

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Last modified: 2019-04-29 by giles