Velsen


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There’s no particular reason to put online this drawing by Graham Sumner, except for the best reason of all: that I like it. What you see is the Roman naval base at Velsen, just west of Amsterdam, which was in use during the reign of the emperor Tiberius. It is almost certainly identical to the fort named Flevum mentioned by Tacitus. You can read more about it here, or in Edge of Empire.

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One comment on “Velsen

  1. I really like that too, simple but effective. Is that a triple moat around the walls or it is supposed to be two more barricades. It looks like it’s flooded for seawater to go in.

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