Emperor Nero's rotating dining room 'discovered'

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Remains of the fabled dining hall have been discovered on the city's Palatine Hill, where emperors traditionally built their most lavish palaces.

The hall is said to have had a revolving wooden floor which allowed guests to survey a ceiling painted with stars and equipped with panels from which flower petals and perfume would shower onto the tables below.

The remains of the room were found by archeologists excavating the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, which was built for Nero during his reign from 54 to 68AD.

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Gordon badham - 10/2/2009

Gives new meaning to Fine Dining With Bling. The Domus Aurea must end up in replica in Los Vegas.