The archaeological discovery at the Paardenmarkt in Alkmaar
In the summer of 2010, a special archaeological find resurfaced when plans to redevelop the Paardenmarkt, a parking lot in the historic city center of Alkmaar, began.
"Because we knew that a cemetery of a medieval Franciscan monastery was located within this area, we decided to first research the terrain before continuing with the redevelopment", says city archaeologist Peter Bitter. Leiden University plays a special role in this investigation as archaeologist
Dr. Menno Hoogland and osteo-archaeologist
Rachel Schats are part of the project team.
National Geographic magazine wrote an article about the project and posted a preview of this article on their website (in Dutch).