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Nero's rotating banquet hall unveiled in Rome
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/09 | Marta Falconi - ap

Posted on 09/29/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

ROME – Archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled what they think are the remains of Roman emperor Nero's extravagant banquet hall, a circular space that rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement and impress his guests.

The room, part of Nero's Golden Palace, a sprawling residence built in the first century A.D., is thought to have been built to entertain government officials and VIPs, said lead archaeologist Francoise Villedieu.

The emperor, known for his lavish and depraved lifestyle, ruled from 37 A.D. to 68 A.D.

The dig so far has turned up the foundations of the room, the rotating mechanism underneath and part of an attached space believed to be the kitchens, she said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; archaeology; banquethall; godsgravesglyphs; nero; romanempire; rome; rotating; unveiled
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1 posted on 09/29/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

OK does Omama = Nero or Caliglia?


2 posted on 09/29/2009 12:56:35 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: NormsRevenge

Does it include a vomitorium?


3 posted on 09/29/2009 12:56:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He didn’t rule from 37 to 68. It was 54 to 68. He was born in 37.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 12:59:04 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: NormsRevenge
The emperor, known for his lavish and depraved lifestyle, ruled from 37 A.D. to 68 A.D.

Morons. Those are his birth and death dates. He came to power in 54, if I remember correctly.

5 posted on 09/29/2009 12:59:34 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just in time for Obama to build one for the White House.


6 posted on 09/29/2009 12:59:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge

(knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock)

That must be the first architect now. Ah, yes. It’s Mr. Wiggin of Ironside and Malone.

MR. WIGGIN: Good morning, gentlemen. Uh, this is a twelve-storey block combining classical neo-Georgian features with all the advantages of modern design. Uhh, the tenants arrive in the entrance hall here, are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these large contai—

CITY GENT #1: Excuse me.

MR. WIGGIN: Hmm?

CITY GENT #1: Uh, did you say ‘knives’?

MR. WIGGIN: Uh, rotating knives. Yes.

CITY GENT #2: Are you, uh, proposing to slaughter our tenants?

MR. WIGGIN: Does that not fit in with your plans?


7 posted on 09/29/2009 1:00:07 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the post. Interesting article.


8 posted on 09/29/2009 1:01:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rotating banquet hall Ping


9 posted on 09/29/2009 1:02:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge


Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus

(15 December AD 37–9 June AD 68)

10 posted on 09/29/2009 1:06:11 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: P.O.E.

“I wouldn’t become a Mason now if you got down on your lousy stinking knees and begged me!”


11 posted on 09/29/2009 1:06:31 PM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Don’t know about comparing Obama to Nero or Caligula but Biden reminds me of Claudius.


12 posted on 09/29/2009 1:11:32 PM PDT by Feasor13
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing like finding the Antichrist’s dining hall.


13 posted on 09/29/2009 1:11:34 PM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: Dallas59

..eeewww, looks like some kind’a shawn penn punk.


14 posted on 09/29/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Dallas59

What a great artist the world lost in him!


15 posted on 09/29/2009 1:13:52 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes!


16 posted on 09/29/2009 1:15:01 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Sherman Logan
If I may:

(31 or) 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.Augustus

14 - 37 Tiberius

37 - 41 Caligula

41 - 54 Claudius

54 - 68 Nero

•Year of the 4 Emperors

68 - 69 Galba

17 posted on 09/29/2009 1:15:31 PM PDT by nufsed
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To: NormsRevenge
The Domus Aurea (Nero's Golden House)








18 posted on 09/29/2009 1:16:04 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: swain_forkbeard

Lol...not really.....he was nusto.


19 posted on 09/29/2009 1:17:06 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: NormsRevenge

Nero Claudius Ceasar Augustus, Umm, Umm, Umm
Equal Work for Equal Pay
Nero Claudius Ceasar Augustus, Umm, Umm, Umm


20 posted on 09/29/2009 1:26:23 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: 50sDad

21 posted on 09/29/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: centurion316

lol


22 posted on 09/29/2009 1:30:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dallas59

His dying words:

“qvalisartifexpereo”, according to Suetonius.

My comment was a play on a loose translation.


23 posted on 09/29/2009 1:30:54 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: nufsed

My memory is that 69 was the year of the four emperors who were Galba, Otho, and Vitellius. Then the Flavians?


24 posted on 09/29/2009 1:32:57 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: US Navy Vet
"a circular space that rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement and impress his guests"

If the Romans were not aware that the Earth was round, how could they know that a rotating banquet hall could imitate the Earth's movement. Sure, they saw the Sun rise in the East and set in the West, and the stars fly around overhead at night, but didn't they think that the Sun traveled across the sky, and the stars move fixed on spheres around a stationary Earth?

25 posted on 09/29/2009 1:36:24 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: swain_forkbeard

Yes the year of the 4 Ceasars. Emperor is usually called Ceasar in the period.


26 posted on 09/29/2009 1:38:05 PM PDT by nufsed
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To: nufsed

Yes, of course. And the fourth Caesar that year was Vespasian. Something-or-other Flavius Vespasianus. Started building the Flavian amphitheater.


27 posted on 09/29/2009 1:43:20 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: nufsed

The year of the 4 emperors was in 69 AD.

The 4 emperors were Galba (who’s reign began in 68 AD), Otho , Vitellius and Vespasian.


28 posted on 09/29/2009 1:47:05 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: xjcsa

The old bit of claiming that Nero

was the Anti-Christ of the END TIMES

is one of the most Biblically ignorant perspectives I’ve ever read in my 62 years.

There are a host of Scriptures which prevent his filling the bill.

Only Clueless RUBBER BIBLE’d perspectives have the brazen arrogant affrontery to pretend otherwise.


29 posted on 09/29/2009 1:48:25 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Dallas59
Nero's schnozz looks like Clinton's.






30 posted on 09/29/2009 1:53:51 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: PUGACHEV

I believe that both the Greeks and the Romans believed that the Earth was a sphere. That understanding was forgotten by later generations.


31 posted on 09/29/2009 1:58:45 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: PUGACHEV
The ancients knew the world was round. In fact, Greek named Eratosthenes was able to calculate its circumference with a great deal of accuracy around 240 BC. Also, ancient statues of Atlas show him holding a spherical earth.


32 posted on 09/29/2009 2:08:08 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: US Navy Vet

Elagabalus. ;’)


33 posted on 09/29/2009 2:19:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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34 posted on 09/29/2009 2:20:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: US Navy Vet

neither, Elagabalus


35 posted on 09/29/2009 2:26:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Did he just come out of a cold lake?


36 posted on 09/29/2009 2:27:22 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: US Navy Vet
OK does Omama = Nero or Caliglia? **************************************** Neither , I'm thinking more like Biggus Dickus...
37 posted on 09/29/2009 3:07:19 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: eCSMaster

Pardon me, Emp old buddy.

Is that your nose or are you smoking a stogie?


38 posted on 09/29/2009 3:07:24 PM PDT by Ole Okie (American)
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To: swain_forkbeard

I missed that...


39 posted on 09/29/2009 3:10:44 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: ClearCase_guy; NormsRevenge
Does it include a vomitorium?

Those were in the Coliseum and amphitheathers. They had nothing to do with throwing up after eating - that's simply a popular misconception. The vomitoria were the exit corridors through which the crowds left.

40 posted on 09/29/2009 3:28:34 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: Feasor13

“Biden reminds me of Claudius”

Claudius was smarter than Biden.


41 posted on 09/29/2009 4:04:25 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Obama = Jim Jones coercing us into suicide on a national scale)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Rotating Banquet" Giant Lazy Susan
42 posted on 09/29/2009 4:30:29 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Pharmboy

Come on! He had the weight of the world.......


43 posted on 09/29/2009 4:31:43 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv

The stuff they’re finding nowadays in Rome is unbelieveable.


44 posted on 09/29/2009 6:06:53 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wolfcreek
OK...."Weight of the world...or...getting some...weight of the world...getting some??? Weight of the world!!"

What a loser...

45 posted on 09/29/2009 6:09:32 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: TexasRepublic; Feasor13

““Biden reminds me of Claudius”

Claudius was smarter than Biden.””

Definitely.

Tatt


46 posted on 09/29/2009 6:22:19 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Maybe Biden has a reserve of secret intelligence that no one knows about and acts the fool and is looked down upon like Claudius.

I was reading up about Caligula and it’s strange how his rise parallels that of the Kenyan. Both followed in the footsteps of supposedly bad leaders and were anointed as the greatest things ever when they came to power and then the luster wore off.


47 posted on 09/29/2009 8:04:25 PM PDT by Feasor13
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To: NormsRevenge

...wow


48 posted on 09/30/2009 1:26:16 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: centurion316
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus ...
mmm ... mmm ... mmm
Changed his name to Nero
mmm ... mmm ... mmm
Because it was easier to spell
mmm ... mmm ... mmm
49 posted on 09/30/2009 7:08:47 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: nufsed

You’re right. Nero was born in 37, and ruled from 54-68. Probably the author got confused with “ruled” and “born”.


50 posted on 09/30/2009 7:10:24 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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