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Caligula’s Giant Ships - Lost, Found and Lost Again

Caligula, byname of Gaius Caesar, in full Gaius Caesar Germanicus, (born August 31, 12 CE, Antium, Latium [Italy]—died January 24, 41, Rome), Roman emperor from 37 to 41 CE, in succession after Tiberius. Caligula effected the transfer of the last legion that had been under a senatorial proconsul (in Africa) to an imperial legate, thus completing the emperor’s monopoly of army command. Accounts of Caligula’s reign by ancient historians are so biased against him that the truth is almost impossible to disentangle.' from the article: Caligula Roman Emperor


Video from La mia Italy


Caligula’s Giant Ships - Lost, Found and Lost Again

Roman emperor Caligula built two floating palaces on volcanic Lake Nemi near Rome. They were sunk and lost until Mussolini drained the lake to recover them and exhibit them in a museum to show the glory of ancient Rome and fascist Italy. But they were destroyed by the Nazis near the end of the Second World War. Find out what you can still see today.


The Mystery Of Roman Emperor's Caligula's "Orgy" Ship | Jeremy Wade: Mysteries Of The Deep

Video from Discovery UK


Jeremy Wade explores the history of Emperor Caligula's infamous party ship that was found under Lake Nemi during the early years of Mussolini's fascist reign. Archaeologists were shocked to discover that there was technology, such as hot running water and rotating platforms, deemed to be too advanced for the time.


Roman Emperor Caligula's coffee table

Video from 60 Minutes


"How a lost mosaic from the Roman emperor's reign ended up entertaining guests in a New York City apartment." from video introduction


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