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In New York, discovered the oldest wall

December 9 2005
16:59

Excavations around the site where the wall is found, will continue, despite the fact that it is strongly delayed the construction of the tunnel.

At the oldest city wall ran metrostroiteli when paving a tunnel in the southern part of Manhattan. It is also part of the oldest and the only fortification that have survived in New York since the War of Independence of the XVIII century.

Near Battery Park on the southern island of Manhattan is a fragment of fifteen ancient fortifications. In 1623 at this point the Dutch landed and began construction of the New Amsterdam, under the British renamed New York. Under three feet of the cultural layer was buried in the wall for three centuries.

Archaeologists still do not give any date with respect to the building. Next to her, they found a coin that was minted in 1744. Also among the finds wreckage of the Dutch pottery and clay pipes. These subjects of different ages indicate that the wall could be built between the end of the XVII and XVIII mid-century. From the documents that the Dutch kept on the bank of a small arsenal of guns and several more in the 1640's, but on city maps first battery was applied only in 1760. Believed until now, no trace has survived of it, reports Vazhno.ru

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