archaeology, dutch, dutch seafaring, new discoveries

Secrets of 17th-Century Dutch Seafaring Domination Revealed

Many Dutch ships passed the West Australian coast while en route to Southeast Asia in the 1600s. The national heritage listed shipwreck Batavia has revealed through its timbers the history of the shipbuilding materials that enabled Dutch seafaring domination through the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to flourish against major European rivals for the first time. ...

Troy Oakes

The 1629 Batavia ship.