Roman archaeological find may be part of Nero's palace

When Roman Emperor Nero was deposed, his contemporaries went to great lengths to obliterate his legacy, burying his Domus Aurea (Golden House) with debris. Officials in Rome have revealed a mosaic the size of a large door that suggests that Nero's palace ruins may be remarkably well-preserved under the hill that covers them.

The hill, called Colle Oppio, is the home of a large arch which is adorned by the newly-discovered mosaic. Experts are still debating whether or not these items were actually part of Nero's palace, or if they may be from an even earlier structure.