This website presents a comprehensive study of one of Rome's most famous structures, the Domus Aurea. It is the combined effort of a group of MIT students for the class The Ancient City, which explores ancient classical Greek and Roman history through examination of its architecture and topography.

The Domus Aurea (Latin for Golden House), was the palatial residence of Nero, Emperor of Rome from 54 AD until his suicide in 68 AD. Often despised for his lavish tastes, Nero was nonetheless a great patron of the arts. The Domus Aurea is a testament to Nero's appreciation for the finer things in life.
A single house now stood in all the City
Martial, Liber Spectaculorum, 2.4
















The extent of the Domus Aurea property is marked by the dashed line