Visita Domus Aurea di Nerone Decorazione della Domus Aurea b_avanti.jpg (1355 byte)
lettera_n.jpg (1392 byte)ero wasn't the sole Roman who loved the 'rus in urbe', the countryside elements and park-like scenery in the city. Vineyards, orchards, vegetable gardens and parks, pastures and forests with grazing herds and animals appeared around the palace, at the Caelius, near the Fagutal - the altar in the holy forest at the Esquiline, and at the Oppius.

Quadro della volta della galleria 14 - La scena mostra la fine della mietitura o l'offerta a Pamona,dea delle messi.

Near by the entrance of the Domus Aurea stood a gigantic statue of Nero, the Colossus Neronis. It was a bronze statue of a male with a height of 37,2 meters and carved by the Greek Zenodoros.  This monstrosity was built in imitation of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  The colossus was affixed with the heads of several emperors before Hadrian moved it to the Amphitheatrum Flavium.  This building took the name Colosseum in the Middle Ages, so called after the statue outside of it.  The name stuck and is used to this day.  

 

 

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