Archaeological excavations on the Groningen Fish Market (NL)

One of the city members of the Hanseatic League, Groningen had played an important role in providing food to the Netherlands.

Located in the city centre, Vismarkt (Fish Market) is not a tourist attraction but a real marketplace and pulsating centre of community life with origins dating back to the Middle Ages.


We have carried out archaeological excavations in the courtyard of a trading house overlooking the market square and collected relics from the 13-18th centuries, thrown away or simply dropped there. The latest generation tools, including a 3D scanner capable of producing a model with a precision up to 1 millimetre is used to the recording work.

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