A unique find at Texel

Some great news was announced today: Last year a group of underwater archaeologists discovered a complete 17th century wardrobe. It was found in the wreck of a three-masted ship which sunk  near the island of Texel, in the north of Holland.

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imageThe quality of the fabrics is exceptional, and they probably belonged to some noble woman. Among the objects recovered were personal items, combs, pieces of fine Italian pottery and silverware.

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Some of the leather book covers featured the coat of arms of the English Stuart family, which had strong ties to the Dutch royal family.

 

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The discovery was held secret until today. Over the last year a team of restorers have worked to conserve and stabilize the pieces. They will be on display in the “Kaap Skil” museum in their exhibition “Garde Robe” (now – May 16).

A discovery like this raises more questions than it answers. On the one hand we have a great body of new information, but at the same time it opens a whole field of new things to study.

I think that’s the beauty of historical research and knowledge in general: the more you get to know, the more you understand what you don’t know. – There is always something new to explore!

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3 Responses to A unique find at Texel

  1. Pingback: Ooh ooh ooh…archaeology FTW! – Living History at Wright State

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  3. PEPPERMIA.x says:

    Wow, this is amazing! Thanks for the great post!

    Like

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