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Dorestad

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Dorestad was an early medieval trading emporium with a harbour and cemetry in the delta region of the River Rhine and the River Maas in the Netherlands, close to the modern town of Wijk bij Duurstede. The site was occupied from c. 675 to 875 A.D. and was attacked by the Vikings on several occasions during the 9th century.

The emporium ran for c. 3,000 metres along the banks of the Kromme Rijn River. The site was excavated in the 1970’s by W.A. van Es.

See also: Dorestad (The Netherlands)Dorestad: a Carolingian town?

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