Caligula’s Tomb Has Been Found

caligula-tomb-found-polic-007The lost tomb of Caligula has been found, according to Italian police, after the arrest of a man trying to smuggle abroad a statue of the notorious Roman emperor recovered from the site, which is near Lake Nemi, south of Rome (pictured). You remember Caligula, of course, from “I, Claudius” or from your World History class in high school: He’s famous as Ancient Rome’s most twisted emperor during his rule from A.D. 37 to 41, having reportedly slept with his sisters, murdered for pleasure, and, most infamously, made his horse a senator. As Helena Bonham Carter says in “The King’s Speech”: “quite good fun.”

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