The #Rooswijk1740 challenge has been shortlisted for a Archaeological Achievement Award within the Public Dissemination or Presentation class. The award winners will likely be introduced in a ceremony at Edinburgh Citadel on the seventh December. You will discover out extra concerning the awards right here.
Concerning the Rooswijk Mission:
The Rooswijk was a Dutch East India Firm vessel which sank on the treacherous Goodwin Sands, off Kent, in January 1740. The ship was outward-bound for Batavia (modern-day Jakarta) with commerce items. The positioning is now protected by the Safety of Wrecks Act 1973 and all entry is managed by a licensing system administered by Historic England on behalf of the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport. The ship’s stays lie at a depth of some 25 metres and are owned by the Dutch Authorities. The UK authorities is accountable for managing shipwrecks in British waters, due to this fact each nations work carefully collectively to handle and shield the wreck web site. The Cultural Heritage Company of the Netherlands, RCE, (on behalf of the Ministry of Training, Science and Tradition) and Historic England (on behalf of the Division of Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport) are accountable for the joint administration of the Rooswijk.
An archaeological survey of the positioning in 2016, undertaken by RCE and Historic England, confirmed that the wreck web site was at excessive threat. Because of this, a two-year excavation challenge started in 2017. Wrecks such because the Rooswijk are a part of the shared cultural maritime heritage throughout Europe and it’s vital that cultural heritage companies are in a position to work collectively to make sure that websites like this are protected, researched, understood and appreciated by all. The challenge includes a global crew led by RCE in partnership with Historic England. MSDS Marine are the UK Mission Managers for the challenge.