The greatest emperor of the Roman Empire killed 150,000 people in a battle with two tribes on Dutch soil.
The Guardian yesterday reported that archaeologists at Vrije University in Amsterdam found evidence that the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar (100 - 44 BC) once set foot in the Netherlands and massacred two sets. lost the Germans in the battle, causing 150,000 deaths.
Julius Caesar is the prominent military of the ancient Roman empire.(Photo: Alamy).
"This is the first time that the presence of Caesar and his army on Dutch soil is well documented , " said Nico Roymans, an archaeologist at Vrije University.
According to the researchers, two Tencteri and Usipetes tribes came from the area east of the Rhine and asked Caesar for refugees. But the Roman emperor refused and ordered 8 cavalry legions to destroy them. The battle took place in 55 BC.
More than 100 skeletons, 20 swords and helmets were excavated at Kessel, south of Brabant province, the Netherlands, for the past three decades. Through carbon isotope dating methods as well as historical and geochemical analysis, researchers claim excavations dating back to the first century and where they are found to be battlefields. out the massacre of two tribes.
Caesar once mentioned the battle in the Commentarii de Bello Gallico text about war with Gallia, but the exact location is still a mystery. According to Caesar's account, he swept away the tribe and killed 400,000 people. However, archaeologists say the actual number of deaths is about 150,000 to 200,000 people.