THE NEMI SHIPS: A TRESURE UNDERWATER

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When we talk about the Nemi ships, we mean two imperial ships that date back to the Caligola era, recovered through the most important archaeological expeditions of the last century.

Risultati immagini per navi di nemi gorgoneIn the middle age circulated the legend that, in the abyss of the lake, there were two wrecks containing great and hidden treasures; however, despite the many attempts, no treasure has been found. In 1928 the Italian government started to make researches and Mussolini’s intent to drain the lake, although original, proved to be effective and, in fact, thanks to the finds emerged in 1932, they affirmed that what has been found was actually related to the Ancient roman empire and more precisely, to the Julio Claudian dinasty.

What we’re focusing on it’s something very interesting and famous as well:the head of Medusa (picture). Exposed in Palazzo Massimo (RM), the bronze faces are the most important and impressive set of objects found during the rescue and Medusa was placed high up as if to watch over the ship with her penetrating but fascinating gaze.

Thomas e Sofia

Liceo “N. Machiavelli”, Progetto Pon “Comunicare con l’archeologia!”

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