A bust of Emperor Caligula. | Vanni Archive/Getty Images
Archaeology

Mystery of Emperor Caligula’s Party Ships Could Be Revealed After 2,000 Years

Caligula's luxury boats disappeared long ago, but Italian authorities are searching a lake southeast of Rome for any remains of his "orgy ships."

Published On 05/08/2017
4:17 PM EDT
Italian officials surveying Lake Nemi, 20 miles southeast of Rome. | Luigi Dattola
An Italian official participating in a survey of Lake Nemi, 20 miles southeast of Rome. | Luigi Dattola
Divers prepare to search Lake Nemi, 20 miles southeast of Rome. | Luigi Dattola