Film: Lost Tomb Of The Lost Emperor, the first Roman-era tomb discovered in the Mediterranean, has been described as a “lost emperor” film by the team of archaeologists and historians who have been working to recover it.
The Roman tomb, which is located on the island of Crete in the Aegean Sea, is thought to be the tomb of Caligulus, who ruled over the island for a period between 40 BCE and 35 BCE.
Its discovery has drawn worldwide attention and brought to the attention of the international community, and the film’s director, John Huston, says that the find is a significant moment for the archaeological community.
“The Roman period is the beginning of a new age, and it was a period of great upheaval, destruction, and great conflict, and I think that the film shows that the era is being reborn,” said Huston.
The tomb’s existence was initially reported by Italian archaeologists in 2010, but only after the team returned to the site in 2017 and discovered the tomb was not yet fully excavated. “
It’s been a big job to find this tomb, it’s been an incredibly challenging job, and a huge reward for the team.”
The tomb’s existence was initially reported by Italian archaeologists in 2010, but only after the team returned to the site in 2017 and discovered the tomb was not yet fully excavated.
“The film is an interesting case of a missing tomb that’s been there for a long time,” said study lead archaeologist, Dr Francesco De Luca.
“This tomb is a tomb that was previously unknown, it was not explored by anyone.
It’s a tomb which has been very neglected for so long that nobody has ever heard of it.”
In a statement to the BBC, the Italian government’s Minister for Antiquities, Carlo Calenda, said: “The discovery of a tomb in the Cretan region of southern Italy has brought to light the extraordinary heritage of the region and its people.”
This is the first time that such a rich cultural heritage has been found in a Roman cemetery, with a total of eight burials, and one tomb.”
It’s the first archaeological find to be discovered in Italy since the ancient city of Pompeii was excavated in the early 1980s.
Roman historian Herodotus, in the first century BC, described the site as the tomb and the grave of the Roman emperor Caligulus.
After the discovery of the tomb, a small team of experts spent three months working in the area.
In March 2019, they reported that the tomb had been partially excavated and they believed it could contain the remains of Calagulus’ wife, Queen Helena, who died in childbirth.
Huston said: The discovery of this tomb was a big milestone for us.
It was an important moment, and we felt like we had finally got to a place that we were happy to see the tomb.”