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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7538038/Neros-Golden-Palace-ceiling-collapses-due-to-rain.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 03:34:16 pm »

It is disappointing that historical architecture is crumbling.  Cry However, it is a surprise that Nero's house lasted so long.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 07:22:05 am »

That is really too bad.  Every time I was lucky enough to be in Rome it happened to be closed.  At  this rate if I ever get to go back it will be gone  Embarrassed.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 10:07:39 am »

Unfortunately the Domus Aurea renovation is just another endless italian story. Apparently the money for repairing this emergency will come from the funds already allocated for ordinary restoration, so don't expect the site to be open anytime soon  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 12:58:59 pm »

I had been trying to get into the Domus Aurea since my first trip to Rome (1959).  There was always a reason...  Pat L.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 01:27:07 pm »

I wonder why they leave it buried, as the weight of the soil must add to the strain on the building.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 01:31:06 pm »

I had been trying to get into the Domus Aurea since my first trip to Rome (1959).  There was always a reason...  Pat L.

3 trips for me and closed every time. Anyone know what periods it actually was open to the public?
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 04:37:44 am »

There was a short period when it was actually open for the 2000 Holy Year, at least for small guided tours. Now it's closed again on a more or less permanent basis since 2005. I have always lived in Rome and I remember since I was a young boy that the DA was always "closed for restoration".

I don't know if it would actually be feasible to uncover the underground parts, they were used as foundations to later buildings and the large environmental change could easily damage paintings and structures.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 08:45:40 am »

What a loss! I guess it's not feasible to reconstruct the collapsed rooms?

Luckily they have been thoroughly researched... Larry Ball's book is great on the subject.
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