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stepping stones of maritime history


In 1974, the remains of a ship built in Scandinavian tradition were found in Waterstraat in Utrecht. The ship was demolished and the boards were reused in the quay of the Vecht.

The planks are dated on archaeological grounds in the first quarter of the eleventh century. In that period the Vikings were active again in our country. The hull planks  are kept at Batavialand in Lelystad.



Planks of the Utrecht 4 on workfloor  of the RCE in lelystad (2005)


Ex situ

Down on 30 November

New in MaSS

Wrecks of Flevoland

Burgzand Noord

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