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Possible 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.

Archaeologists uncover the four-metre diameter pillar found on the Palatine Hill in Rome, believed to have been part of the Roman emperor Nero's legendary rotating dining room

A mass grave in Dorset containing 54 decapitated skeletons was a burial ground for violent Viking mercenaries, according to a Cambridge archaeologist.

Viking mercenaries in mass grave

Mass Grave of the Headless Vikings: Archaeologists were digging up side of a roadway in Dorset when they unearthed a mass grave containing headless remains of 54 Viking mercenaries.

Archaeologists discover 10,000 year-old home - The remains of one of the oldest homes in Britain, built more than 10,000 years ago, have been unearthed near Edinburgh.

Archaeologists unearth 10,000 year-old home - and reveal residents were partial to hazelnuts

Archaeologists discover year-old home - The remains of one of the oldest homes in Britain, built more than years ago, have been unearthed near Edinburgh.

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The Aurelian Walls are a line of city walls built between 271 AD and 275 AD in Rome, Italy, during the reign of the Roman Emperors Aurelian and Probus. They superseded the earlier Servian Wall built during the century BC.

The Inga Stone; Why does it depict Stars and Constellations? | Earth. We are one

The Inga Stone; Why does it depict Stars and Constellations?

1,700-Year Old Roman Villa Ruins Found In The Site Of Prusias Ad Hypium, By The Black Sea Coast.

1,700-Year Old Roman Villa Ruins Found In Prusias ad Hypium, Turkey

Scientists have discovered a complex of mortuary caves in remote Scotland. Caves of death: Caverns littered with corpses & childrens' heads found in remote Scotland A NETWORK of remote caves where people were 'sacrificed' and children's heads gruesomely displayed on poles has been uncovered by archaeologists, Express.co.uk can exclusively reveal.

Caves of death: Caverns littered with corpses & childrens' heads found in remote Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered a network of remote caves in Moray Firth in north-eastern Scotland where people were 'sacrificed' and children's heads gruesomely displayed on poles.

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Roman relief on cippus depicting feast, guests are lying on triclinium couches in front of tent.

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Remains of Domus Aurea -- a large landscaped portico villa built by the Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome, after the great fire in A. 64 had cleared away the aristocratic dwellings on the slopes of the Palatine Hill.

Imaginative recreation of the clothing of the Bronze Age woman whose grave on Dartmore was found in 2011.  A bear pelt was found in 2011 in a peat bog on White Horse Hill wrapped around artifacts found in the grave, including a woven basket containing precious amber beads and earrings, as well as the cremated remains of a woman.

Wild brown bears once roamed DARTMOOR

It is thought that the personal items, which were unearthed from peat in a burial chamber found high on Whitehorse Hill in Dartmoor, belonged to a Bronze Age Princess. Here, an actress wears modern recreations of the ancient items recovered

First early Roman era fort found on Anglesey. The small fort on land near Cemlyn Bay and close to the Wylfa power station could point to more discoveries on the island say Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

Archaeologists have made a ground-breaking discovery on Anglesey

Archaeologists have found what appears to be a small Roman fort on land near Cemlyn Bay. The 'fortlet' is thought to date back to the first century AD and is surrounded by a circular ditch which has not been seen anywhere else in Wales.

Eric the Red's House Greenland

Brattahlid, Greenland: Settled by the Vikings sometime during the Brattahlid (near Qassiarsuk) was Erik the Red´s homestead. Pictured are some of the earliest Viking ruins in Greenland.

In 2012, National Museum archaeologists discovered and partly excavated what seems to be a 25-meter-long balangay in Butuan, Mindanao. If confirmed to be a balangay, it is the largest specimen of its kind yet found. Dr. Mary Jane Bolunia, National Museum

Butuan 'mother balangay' excavation as of 2012

In National Museum archaeologists discovered and partly excavated what seems to be a balangay in Butuan, Mindanao. If confirmed to be a balangay, it is the largest specimen of its kind yet found.

In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing  tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk, this is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art.

Amazing library - In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over…

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