• Short Summary

    Dutch university students and a professor have unearthed a rare second century Roman ship during excavations at Zwammerdam, about 25 miles (40 kilometres) from the Hague.

  • Description

    Dutch university students and a professor have unearthed a rare second century Roman ship during excavations at Zwammerdam, about 25 miles (40 kilometres) from the Hague. They also found the remains of two Roman forts nearby -- one built of wood in about 70 A.D., and the other made of stone, from about the third century.

    The ship, 71 feet long (about 23 metres), is the first-ever found in Holland, and is in good condition. The find has aroused international interest, and an official from a German shipping museum visited the site to inspect in on Tuesday (November 28).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RQQBM1CNHT0BMXM87TR9WDBY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RQQBM1CNHT0BMXM87TR9WDBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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