Noord/Zuidlijn metro found objects and opening

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The Noord/Zuidlijn (North-South line) in Amsterdam is finally scheduled to open on 22 July after more than a decade of delays. And while digging, a whole bunch of objects were found, from coins and tools to jewellery and household objects from various eras. Interestingly enough as I write this, there’s no Wikipedia entry in English about line 52, its official name.

An entire chapter of the Below the Surface report, which catalogues the archaeological finds of the Damrak and Rokin streets, says that “besides their different datings, the two locations show the same pattern between 1600 and 1900, with a similar (slight) peak around 1650-1725 and 1800-1875.” As well, both locations had very different types of finds, so click the link below and have a good read and look at all the things that were found.

(Link: belowthesurface.amsterdam/en, Photo of coins found in Utrecht www.cultureelerfgoed.nl)

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