Emperor Nero

Nero ruled the Roman Empire from 54 to 68.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Emperor Nero':

  • Archaeological Site of Delphi In AD51 Nero visited Delphi and took 500 statues from it to Rome
  • Naples Performed in the theatre here; link
  • Olympia "Nero was convinced to participate in the Olympic Games of 67 in order to improve relations with Greece and display Roman dominance. As a competitor, Nero raced a ten-horse chariot and nearly died after being thrown from it He also performed as an actor and a singer. Though Nero faltered in his racing (in one case, dropping out entirely before the end) and acting competitions, he won these crowns nevertheless and paraded them when he returned to Rome. The victories are attributed to Nero bribing the judges and his status as emperor"
  • Rome Numerous sites, including Nero's house; link