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|Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:41 pm Post subject: What do you mean rotating restaurants are nothing new?
|Nero's rotating banquet hall unveiled in Rome
By MARTA FALCONI (AP)
ROME — Not only was Nero a Roman emperor, it turns out he may also have been the father of the revolving restaurant. Archaeologists unveiled Tuesday what they think are the remains of 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.
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