Who says history isn’t interesting and exciting?
Between 1928-1932, two huge wooden ships, the Nemi pleasure barges, were found half-sunk in Lake Nemi, a small lake 20 miles south of Rome, Italy.
Turns out, they belonged to Emperor Caligula some 1, 891 years before! They lay at the bottom of Lake Nemi for almost 1,900 years.
Caligula was an exceptionally cruel, deranged and sadistic sexual pervert. He became Emperor in 37 AD when his Uncle Tiberius died and ruled until 41 AD when he was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard.
Right after becoming Emperor, Caligula built two massive pleasure barges on tiny Lake Nemi. The boats were 250 feet long x 70 feet wide and they were chained to the shore.
These massive floating pleasure barges were filled with naked men, women, animals and corpses for orgies.
Caligula was a fan of the Egyptian Cult of Isis and enjoyed masturbating onto people’s severed tongues (after watching them get ripped out) and having group sex with everyone drenched in blood. Throw in some corpses and severed rams heads and you have a true Caligula sex party!
The Nemi barges were luxurious, made of cedar, outfitted with sculptures, carvings, jewels, gold, alabaster bathrooms and sails of purple silk.
The Nemi barges were purposely sunk by the Praetorian Guard after they killed Caligula.
And sadly, the barges were permanently destroyed in 1944 during World War II bombing.