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Gold coin with Nero’s face found in Jerusalem

A rare gold coin featuring the face of Emperor Nero has been found in Jerusalem. The coin dates to around A.D. 60, shortly before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70, sacking the city and tearing down the Second Temple, an important holy site for Judaism. It was discovered during excavations

Ancient Greek poem translated

Researchers have translated an newly-discovered ancient Greek poem which deifies Poppaea Sabina, the wife of Emperor Nero. Based on the lettering styles and other factors, scholars think the poem was written nearly 200 years after Nero died (about 1,800 years ago), leaving them puzzled as to why someone so far away

Part of Nero’s palace in Rome collapses

Part of the ceiling in Nero's Golden Palace collapsed yesterday. Now some are afraid the attraction may not be safe for tourists. Nero's Golden Palace or Domus Aurea, which lies on a hill overlooking the Colosseum, was built in the first century A.D. and has been plagued with structural problems

Statue of boy’s head may be that of a young Nero

Archaeologists have found a statue of a boy's head that they believe might be a depiction of a young Nero, one of the most hated Roman Emperors. The head found at Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex, will undergo a 3D scan to see if it is a rare marble statue of

World’s oldest lighthouse to be saved

A lighthouse located in Turkey which dates back nearly 2,000 years has received restoration funding from the government. The lighthouse has been dated to around A.D. 60 because the name of Nero, the Roman emperor at the time, was found on significant remnants of the circular inscription that surrounded the structure. Havva