Caligula statue discovered by 'tomb raiders' unveiled in RomeBreaking News
A massive statue believed to be a rare image of Roman emperor Caligula sitting on a throne has been unveiled in Rome.
Officials said that it came from an illegal dig south of the Italian capital, and that may have been the site of one of his palaces.
The statue, which had been broken in several large pieces and a head, was first found last January when finance police stopped it from being smuggled out of the country by boat at a port near Rome.
The operation led to the arrest of two so-called "tomb raiders" – those who dig up the countryside looking for archaeological treasures to sell on the black market.
But more importantly, the arrests led police to the site near Lake Nemi, just south of Rome, where Caligula was believed to have had one of his imperial residences...
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