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Stanford team's discovery sheds light on Caligula

Stanford team's discovery sheds light on Caligula
trefwoorden: romeinse tijd - Caligula - palace - temple
For nearly 2,000 years, legends have swirled about the excesses of the Roman emperor Caligula. It's said he commandeered a sacred temple for his palace foyer.
That he made his horse a senator. And that his orgies were so spectacular they inspired an X-rated movie by Penthouse magazine.
Historians have long doubted many of these outrageous claims. But now, a team of Stanford archaeologists say they've found the ruins of Caligula's palace -- and that it was, indeed, built around the sacred temple dedicated to the military gods Castor and Pollux.

Lees verder bij: Mercury News (7 september 2003)