Saturday, December 31, 2022

Caligula's Ships

In the 1930s, archaeologists in Italy discovered the remains of two ships on the bottom of of Lake Nemi, whose surface was lowered by drought.   

Tourists and curiosity seekers came out in large numbers to see the remains of the Nemi ships. 

These luxury ships were built almost 2,000 years ago for the emperor Caligula and were recovered under Mussolini. Unfortunately they were destroyed in 1944 during the combat of World War II. All that's left now are a few bronze and marble decorations.

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