Caligula's Pleasure Palace
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Lake Nemi is in Italy and was a popular location for members of the cult of Diana. Thanks to the massive structures (temples and other buildings) the vessel was lodged into the seabed after it sank. Caligula was murdered by angry Romans fed up with his expenditures. After this his ship was neglected it eventually sank.
Mussolini attempted to retrieve the ship. Since it seemed impossible to bring the boat afloat, he used an ancient Roman tunnel to drain the lake. Unfortunately, in war the Germans burned the remains of the ship.
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