The Nemi ships

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The Lake Nemi ships. These were two ships discovered in Lake Nemi and dated to the time of the Emperor Caligula. They were described as being floating palaces and a number of accounts state they had mosaics.

Here's a quote from the Wikipedia entry: 'The topside timbers were protected by paint and tarred wool with many surfaces decorated with marble, mosaics and gilded copper roof tiles.'

And also one from a history blog: The floors were paved with glass mosaic....'…

They have pulled up some artifacts from the sites (the barges were excavated but destroyed by fire in 1944) but I wonder if they actually found tesserae?

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