Archaeologists have found remains of a medieval tower in the center of Sittard. The find is not visible to the public because of the fragility of the structure, writes 1Limburg.
Alderman Andries Houtakkers calls the find special. “We know that a lot of our city’s history can be found in this location. We have to handle it with the utmost care and we have to cherish it.”
The site has already been filled with sand, because the structures are therefore very vulnerable. As a result, the remains are not visible to the public and the site cannot be visited.
The remains of the tower, built of marl stones, are at least one and a half meters thick. The diameter of the wall must have been about eleven meters. The remains were less than a meter away from an excavation pit where a square corner tower was found in 2019.
The archaeological activities in Sittard involve deepening the canals so that water can flow through them again. Because this means that archaeological finds disappear, extensive research is first carried out.
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