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Waterwork in the Palace of Domitian

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This is an example of a waterwork in the Palace of Domitian. The palace had numerous lavish waterworks to emphasize the power of the emperor. Since there was no running water at this time, the manipulation of water to the top of Palatine Hill showed Domitian's power. When visitors enter new rooms in the palace, there would often be a fountain that…

Palace of Domitian

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The Palace of Domitian is located on Palatine Hill and covers over 3 hectares. The Palace is built around peristyle courts and was built in blocks. The palace used to be quite grand, composed of waterworks, marble, and gold. The palace demonstrates Domitian’s power and personality. The emperor’s seating was often elevated above guests, such as in…