Posted on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 | 21 comments| News tip by: Wearer of Hats
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The lost tomb of the Roman emperor Caligula has been found at Lake Nemi, south of Rome.
Italian police reported finding the site after catching someone attempting to load part of a large statue recovered from the tomb on to the back of a lorry. Caligula was one of ancient Rome's most notorious emperors, attributed with killing for pleasure and sleeping with his own sisters he was widely considered to be completely insane.
"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."