'Sphinx Room' at Nero's Domus Aurea re-emerges after 2,000 yrs

Experts chanced upon discovery during restoration work

(ANSA) - Rome, May 8 - A beautifully decorated room has been discovered at Emperor Nero's famed Domus Aurea (Golden House) in Rome and brought back to light after 2,000 years. The hall is decorated with panthers, centaurs a delightful sphinx. Experts chanced upon the room while they were doing restoration work on another part of the palace. "It is the fruit of our strategy that focuses on conservation and scientific research," said Alfonsina Russo, the head of the Colosseum archaeological park that the Domus Aurea belongs to.
    The discovery was revealed to ANSA first.