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Dutch archaeologists find 34 possible shipwrecks of 1573 naval battle

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Republication from heritagetribune

One of the Shipwrecks in the Hoornse Hop, Scan/ image RCE

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By Sebas

Dutch archaeologists have found at least a stunning 34 shipwrecks near the Dutch town of Hoorn. These ships are presumed to be for a large part 16th century Spanish war ships which were sunk during the Battle on the Zuiderzee. This major naval conflict turned out pivotal for the Dutch to gain their sovereignty from Spanish rule in 1573. The ships were found using combined methods for sonar scanning.

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Macedonian Royal Hypaspist

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An impressive reenactment of a Macedonian Royal Hypaspist by the German Historical association Hetairoi (Εταίροι). Felicitations to them for their work.

The hypaspistae (υπασπισταί) were an elite Macedonian infantry unit of multiple military uses.

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Archaeologists Discover Sixty-Six Roman Military Camps in Spain

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Republication from livescience

Roman military sites in northwestern Iberia. Image credit: Blanco et al., doi: 10.3390/geosciences10120485.

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By Patrick Pester – Staff Writer

A vast network of dozens of Roman Army camps have been discovered in a mountainous region of northern Spain.

The camps show just how big the Roman military was around 2,000 years ago during the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Happy New Year 2022

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Aerial view of Constantinople: Urban planning

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A fine representation of Constantinople (aerial view). I do not know the creator, although I’m thinking of a French artist who is an expert on this topic. Felicitations to the creator for his work.

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