Romans and Batavians

Romeinse brug

In Roman times there was a settlement called Ceuclum on the site of today's Cuijk. At the edge of that settlement was a large bridge over the Maas. Until at least the fifth century, the Romans moved their troops across this bridge, but ordinary citizens also used the bridge a lot to cross the river. Over the decades, the structure fell into disrepair and eventually the bridge ended up little by little in the Maas. In the 18th century, fishermen, among others, found the first remains of this structure. For example, they regularly brought up stones and wood and when the water levels were low, poles could be seen in the water. In the 19th century, the river was canalised and then coins and turf stone foundations were found. Archaeological research has determined that these remains date from Roman times.

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Cuijk, Veer
5431 DP Cuijk
North Brabant The Netherlands

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