Wired: They mined an Amsterdam river bed for long-lost objects

Wired: They mined an Amsterdam river bed for long-lost objects. “Rivers in cities are unlikely archaeological sites. It is not often that a riverbed, let alone one in the middle of a city, is pumped dry and can be systematically examined. The excavations in the Amstel yielded a deluge of finds, some 700,000 in all: a vast array of objects, some broken, some whole, all jumbled together.”