As already described in our article of 14 December 2012, Room 41 immediately seemed a particularly representative example of the numerous problems affecting the Neronian complex of the Domus.
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It is of real importance for all those who, like us, are concerned for the Domus Aurea and its vegetation, respectively a unique and irreplaceable archaeological heritage and a magnificent natural heritage, to discuss the difficult relationship between these two features in the park on the Oppian Hill.
Work to secure Room 33, the Room of the Red Vault, has recently been completed.
After the holiday break, work has resumed inside the Domus Aurea and particularly in Room 41, which as we have said is a representative example of the problems that we face inside the rooms. In agreement with the Works Management, we have carried out preliminary first aid to secure and conserve the painted plaster of the vault, in danger of collapse.
On 12 December 2012, after completing the erection of scaffolding in Room 41, we were able to make an inspection during which, through close-up observation, we evaluated the state of conservation of structures and decorations.
We decided to make this a case study for the blog, taking readers through the phases of analysis, decision-making and consolidation work.