Italian researchers detail excavation work of Caligula's lavish home and garden
They've found marble interiors, animal bones of deer and imported plant seeds
Caligula (AD 12 to AD 41) is renowned for his extravagance and sexual perversion
Remains of a lavish home and garden occupied by the indulgent Emperor Caligula have been discovered under an office building in central Rome.
Italian researchers who excavated the site found a luxury palace with an ornate garden complete with water fountains and an exotic menagerie that housed ostriches, deer and even a bear.
Artefacts taken from the site, including jewels, coins, animal bones and a metal brooch belonging to an imperial guard, are set to go on public display.
Caligula, the third leader of the Roman Empire, lived a depraved lifestyle, indulging in brazen affairs with wives of his allies and incestuous relationships with his sisters before his murder in AD 41.