Central Heating for Caligula's Pleasure Ship

@article{Kroos2011CentralHF,
  title={Central Heating for Caligula's Pleasure Ship},
  author={Kenneth A. Kroos},
  journal={The International Journal for the History of Engineering \& Technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={81},
  pages={291 - 299}
}
  • K. Kroos
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Engineering
  • The International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology
Abstract Almost two thousand years ago, the Roman Emperor Caligula ordered the construction of a floating pleasure barge that he used for entertaining. For the comfort of his passengers, he installed a hypocaust heating system. The ship was destroyed shortly after his death and nothing remains of this heating system or the ship design. A hypothetical design was developed and analysed to show that this type of heating could be used effectively and safely on a wooden ship. Various floor materials… 
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