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Images: Reclaimed Medieval Wetlands

Photographing the Excavation

Medieval wetlands site in Belgium

(Image credit: © Ghent University, Philippe De Smedt)

Taking photographs that would be used to create three dimensional computer models of the site.

Excavation of Foundations

Medieval wetlands site in Belgium

(Image credit: © Ghent University, Philippe De Smedt)

The excavation of foundations of medieval monastery buildings; there was no sign of the foundations at the surface.

Excavation Site Two

Medieval wetlands site in Belgium

(Image credit: © Ghent University, Philippe De Smedt)

The second excavation site on the monastery grounds.

Medieval Ditch

Medieval ditch excavation project

(Image credit: © Ghent University, Marc Van Meirvenne)

A close-up of a medieval ditch used to drain the wetlands. The end of the ditch is to the left of the scale bar.

Collapsed Bricks

Medieval wetlands site in Belgium

(Image credit: © Ghent University, Marc Van Meirvenne)

The fragment of a brick foundation collapsed into the soggy sediment, suggesting that the building collapsed.