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Remains of Nero’s theater were discovered during the renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica

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Remains of Nero's theater were discovered during the renovation of St. Peter's Basilica
Remains of Nero's theater were discovered during the renovation of St. Peter's Basilica

An object believed for hundreds of years to be lost or completely destroyed by earthquakes or invasions by Rome’s enemies has been found and partially excavated. Scientists have found the remains of the famous Theater of Nero (Theatrum Neroni), from which, according to legend, he watched the fire of Rome. It was called on his order so that the ruler could build a larger and more beautiful palace for himself. In this place, he was also supposed to practice singing, acting skills and punish people in many ways.

Researchers unearthed a hall of a classical theater, marble columns, plaster with golden ornaments. The finds also included glass chalices, parts of costumes, rosaries and other items. They shed new light on this period of the Roman Empire.

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