The Wadden Sea Wardrobe

Cropped portion of the Janssonius map of Map of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. 1658. (Public Domain)
Cropped portion of the Janssonius map of Map of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. 1658. (Public Domain)

The island of Texel, off the north coast of the province of North Holland, The Netherlands, is the first island forming the Texelreede (Texel Roads) which for centuries formed a sheltered haven for ships leaving the many ports in the Zuider Zee. It was particularly busy during the Golden Age, and therefore is also home to many shipwrecks. A recent discovery here of a wardrobe with much of the contents still intact is being lauded.

‘Rarely, if ever, has such a big discovery been made in a maritime context’, says Maarten van Bommel, Professor of Conservation Science and chair of the section Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the UvA.” (Source)

So what did the find? Learn more at:

The Kaap Skil Museum Exhibition ‘Garderobe’.

Royal 17th-century wardrobe found in the Wadden Sea.

Texel gown belonged to member of royal court of Queen Henrietta Maria.

Texel Tourism

 

 

 

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