The Search For Caligula’s Sunken Orgy Ship 

The legend was passed down from generation to generation. One can imagine it was the type of story that was relished by listeners and raconteurs alike, given the salacious tales of ancients behaving badly and the shimmering possibility of a rich discovery.But as with most folklore, surely audiences thought this tale suffered from more than a little exaggeration—a centuries-long game of telephone with the attendant grandiose distortion.The story being told was that of the three gigantic pleasure ships built by Roman Emperor Caligula in the middle of Lake Nemi just south of Rome early in the first century. Oh, the antics that were alleged to have occurred there: orgies, murder, and more entertainment for the Roman ruler and his crew. But then, the story told, those ships sunk to the bottom of the lake.

Source: The Search For Caligula’s Sunken Orgy Ship – The Daily Beast

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