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New townsite Leidsche Rijn bares another Roman shipwreck

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UTRECHT – The new Utrecht satellite town of Leidsche Rijn has become a Dutch window on antiquity. Archeologists have already discovered six wrecks of Roman ships that were preserved in Dutch soil, waiting for discovery. The latest find concerns a previously unknown, nine-metre long type of vessel from around the year 300 AD, which resembles the ‘punter’ of today. The Roman ship has been dubbed De Meern 6. The Leidsche Rijn now is considered one of the most important archeological shipwreck sites.