Unexpected discovery from the 15th Century

A fascinating discovery has recently been made during work on the wall of Amsterdam's Singel canal. Below the water lay 27 stones which archaeologists have identified as being part of an original wall from 1480. The wall can even be seen on the oldest map of Amsterdam by Cornelis Anthonisz.

This is the first time that a piece of wall of this scale has been discovered in Amsterdam and the City is working closely with City Archaeologist Jerzy Gawronski to determine where best to display the stones in order to preserve them. 

Read more about the discovery (in Dutch)