the history of Wieringen

the Roman age

In an old schoolatlas for National and Common History we can find the map below that shows the Netherlands in the Roman time. What is not mentioned is that most of this map is based on the imagination of the artist who made it.
Only places like Noviomagum (Nijmegen), Trajectum (Utrecht), Vectio (Vechten) and Lugdunum Batavorum (Brittenburg, now in sea near Katwijk) have been drawn at their proper loaction. It is not known how the interior and the coastal line looked in those days.

In any case Flevum has been drawn in near Wieringen, where it ought to have been near Velsen bordering the IJ.


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