False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam canals Rokin and Damrak, as it turned out, are a real treasure trove of unique things, among which there are rare and valuable specimens. Sensitive the Dutch have created a website with all the things caught out of the channels, and each of them have a photograph, personal information, and the approximate year of "birth".

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

I'm sure many know the popular story that a few feet down the Amsterdam canals have to bikes that were taken from the Dutch soldiers of the Nazi army and threw it into the water. But in addition to bikes on the bottom there were so many interesting things that take your breath away!

The site is Below The Surface holds a directory with hundreds of thousands of unnecessary and lost things. The first finds was discovered in 2003 during construction of another metro station.

By the way, the channel Damrak was much more fertile Rocina on the findings, there are almost 67% of the total. If we talk about the things, a little more than 350 thousand pieces of ceramics, 127 thousand different bones, 92 thousands of items from metal, 59 thousand from skin 26 thousand from clay, 21 thousand from glass, and 10.5 thousand is certain materials. Of course, plenty of other things, but there are finds of isolated and not isolated in a separate category.

Well, we turn to illustrative examples. The earliest finds from the channel about 125 thousand years is ancient shells.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Next come the various fossils, coins, weapons, fragments of dishes — all by the age of about 3000 years.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Move to the middle Ages. There are a lot of fragments of beautiful pottery (and she even survived?). And combs the times of beautiful princesses from towers, items for small craft, fishing gear and even the whole sculpture, which it is currently deserve a place in the Museum.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

And the most interesting! Go to a more modern stage of life channels — twentieth century. Let's start with the things which at first glance seem to be something worthwhile.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Crown? There it was, the paraffin lamp.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Well, maybe, if it's a lost diamond? Yeah, of course, a piece of chandelier. And why do you carry it?

When you look at these findings, the question arises: how, for example, the process of throwing into the canal false teeth? Someone walks to the edge of the bridge that elegantly pulls the prosthesis, smiling happy toothless smile, shouting: "To hell with the chains!" — and runs off into the sunset?

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

And in Amsterdam, it seems, lived (and perhaps lives on to this day) maniac coming off the dolls ' feet and throw them into the canal. Hands, heads or torsos in the list somehow does not appear.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

A little bit of our home. Did the coin back?

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

And when you look at this subject just seems to be a romantic story where the girl catches her lover in the street of red lanterns, dramatic walks to the edge of the channel, throws out the ring and proudly away towards a new life.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Greetings from the 90s. If you know what we mean.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Probably, in the chips played a local champion in arm wrestling, but the rebound went into the canal.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Sure throw in the water!

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

And this object was found in the canal, surely there is an interesting story, worthy of a detective.

False teeth, Soviet badges and firearms: the 700 finds from the bottom of the canals in Amsterdam

Also the channel caught a lot of plastic, documents, cards, mobile phones, modern metal rubles, keys, tobacco pipes... by the Way, all these finds can be viewed in the online round.

Keywords: Amsterdam | Canal | Finds

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