Last year a Dutch fishing boat brought up an altar-stone in its nets while fishing the coastal waters to the Oosterschelde, off the Zeeland coast.
GV Crew on board fishing boat
SV Nets emerging from water
SV Nets swung on board
CU Net released and stones on deck
CU Crew members sort through stones
GV and CU Dr. Stuard looking at find
GV EXT. Leiden State museum
CU Plaque at entrance
SV PAN Sea-bed finds
CU Stone-carved statuette
SV Carved pillar with images
SV and CU Other syone images (3 shots)
CU and SV Carved stone inscriptions (3 shots)
Initials VH/1240 VH/1300
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Background: Last year a Dutch fishing boat brought up an altar-stone in its nets while fishing the coastal waters to the Oosterschelde, off the Zeeland coast.
The State Historical Museum in Laiden showed interest, and since then the fishing-boat which made the original find has dredged from the sea-bed more than 100 pieces from a Roman temple dating back to 200-250 A.D. The discovery is said to be one of the most important of the century in the Netherlands.
This film from Visnews staffman in Holland Jac de Gier shows the fishing-boat recovering material, and some of the finds on view at the State Historical Museum in Leiden.