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Diving to Find Roman Emperor Caligula’s Fabled ‘Floating Palace’

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An 18th-century print of a royal barge as used by L. Nemi or Caligula. (Photo by Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty Images)
An 18th-century print of a royal barge as used by Caligula. (Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty Images)

 

Divers may have located one of Caligula’s “floating palaces.”

Italy’s Lake Nemi contains a vessel that may be as long as 400 feet and 2,000 years old. If it is indeed one of notorious Roman Emperor’s boats, it will be the world’s oldest luxury cruise ship ever discovered.

Two smaller pleasure ships of Caligula’s have been found in the past in Lake Nemi, but were largely destroyed in bombing during World War II.

Read more about the find at The Manual

ITALY - APRIL 28: View of Lake Nemi, Genzano di Roma in the background, Lazio, Italy. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
View of Lake Nemi, Italy. (DeAgostini/Getty Images)

 

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