Where are the Sybelline Books ?
13 Dec 2013
Tiberius hid the Sybelline books .Under what is now Nero’s golden House .
In 6 BC, on the verge of accepting command in the East and becoming the second most powerful man in Rome, Tiberius suddenly announced his withdrawal from politics and retired to Rhodes.
· 15 AD: When the Tiber river flooded the lower parts of Rome, one of the priests suggested consulting the books, but Emperor Tiberiusrefused, preferring to keep the divine things secret. (Tacitus, Annales I, 76)
Note the 250 years gap. Not lost. Hidden . And fakes manufactured.
Where were they ? Exactly where they are now .
Why , Under Nero’s golden House , where Tiberius buried them . This is why Nero built the palace there . And why it is verboten territory , even after 2 000 years . They simply covered it up .
The originals of the Sybelline’s .
But copies are under Rhodes island and Capri island . In large container amphorae . Buried in the sediment .
What are they worth ?
What the market will bear . At least $200 million .
Have they been found ?
Don’t know . If the Roman Catholic Church found them first , forget it . Unless you are Lara .
Concentrate on Rhodes Island . Tiberius was a spiteful bastard , With unlimited resources . I would look around Rhodes Island .
The Capri-island copy would be heavily booby-trapped . Paradoxically , the only one to have survived . .
The originals under Golden House : good luck with them . Sociological resistance . A polite term for that the descendants will kill you , using all the resources of the Italian state .
But the copies are fair game .
You have at least two alternate sites .
There is an intriguing possibility that Hadrian had a copy at Tivoli , but that was moved later to Constantinople .
Don’t worry .
Nobody gives a damn .