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BEST preserved V.O.C. ship ever found - Amsterdam, NH, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 52° 22.342 E 004° 54.854
31U E 630313 N 5804179
Quick Description: The Amsterdam VOC ship is the best preserved V.O.C. ship ever found.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 2/13/2018 12:36:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMXQCK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
"In 1969, the Amsterdam was discovered after being exposed by a low spring tide. It is the best-preserved VOC ship ever found. Archaeologist Peter Marsden did the first surveying of the wreck, and he advised further excavation.

The VOC Amsterdam as visible at very low tide.
The wrecksite was designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act on 5 February 1974.

The VOC Ship Amsterdam Foundation started researching the wreck, followed by major excavations in 1984, 1985 and 1986, during which huge numbers of artifacts were found. Although the wreck is submerged in the sand and mud of the beach (and is even visible at very low tides), much of the excavation was done by divers, for whom a small tower was constructed near the wreck. Additionally the wreck was surrounded by an iron girder frame. The archeological output was so dense that new ways of researching needed to be developed, all of which were needed to understand the technological, socio-economic and cultural features of the VOC. Some of the finds are on show at the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings, East Sussex, UK, with the exception of the anchor, which is now on display as public art at St Katharine Docks in London. The wreck is protected and diving on it or removing timbers or any artefacts is forbidden. The ship may be visited as the timbers are exposed at very low tides in the sand just opposite the footbridge over the railway line at Bulverhythe."

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Type of documentation of superlative status: Wikipedia

Location of coordinates: Harbour from Amsterdam

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