Monday, January 17, 2011

Caligula's Tomb Rediscovered



Guardian: Caligula's tomb found after police arrest man trying to smuggle statue.

The 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.

After reportedly sleeping with his sisters, killing for pleasure and seeking to appoint his horse a consul during his rule from AD37 to 41, Caligula was described by contemporaries as insane.

With many of Caligula's monuments destroyed after he was killed by his Praetorian guard at 28, archaeologists are eager to excavate for his remains.

2 comments:

Quantum_Flux said...

I bet his remains have herpes, lol.

Edmundus Pan said...

Could the application of infra-red and side-scan sonar penetration detect any artifacts that may be behind the walls of this quondam lost tomb? Perhaps the skeletons of invaginated nymphs and scrolls of records or a diary of his libidinous exploits could be found?