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Leiden

Leiden is a university town in the Netherlands. It is also home to the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities. Habitation at Leiden stretches back to prehistoric times. Archaeologists have also unearthed the remains of a Roman fort (castellum), Matilo or Matilone.

Swords in Leiden

Swords in Leiden

A new temporary exhibition in Leiden demonstrates just how useful it can be to use a question-driven approach to exhibition design.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Castellum Ockenburg

Castellum Ockenburg

A model of the Roman castellum Ockenburg. This small fort, built on the coast near modern The Hagua between ca. AD 150 and 180, probably housed cavalry. It was part of the Roman coastal defences in what are today the Netherlands. The model was made by KOBALT museale diensten; the photo was taken at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

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