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A sculpture of a Gaul, identifiable by his torque around the neck, possibly his sword and horn, as well as his mustache. He is otherwise naked and more leaning than sitting down, looking towards the ground or perhaps as it his weapon. He is dying and has a sword wound on the right side of his chest. Now in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.
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Frescoes that have been uncovered on the ceilings of the Domus Aurea. The Domus Aurea is the Golden Palace of Nero and is currently an archaeological site as it exists underground at Via della Domus Aurea on the Oppian Hill. It was known for its extravagance and excess. It was buried under other structures after Nero's death.
This amphitheater was built by Vespasian in 70 A.D. and was completed in 80 A.D. It is located in the city center of Rome at Piazza del Colosseo, 1, and is next to the Roman Forum. It was built as a way for Vespasian to give back to the people, or at least make a showing of giving back, in order to lessen their hatred of imperial power and also to…