This summer, a large-scale excavation was carried out at Wijtschate, Messines ridge, on the site of the former Castel Mill, on the northern edge of the village. During the First World War this location was strategically important, some of the bloodiest fighting took place there in 1914, 1917 and 1918. This high-profile archaeological project, mainly financed by international support through crowdfunding, resulted in large amounts of information and a vast quantity of excavated and recovered artefacts. At this moment, the archaeologists are currently working on the post-excavation research and analysing all the recovered data, along with cleaning and cataloguing the artefacts.
In December the first results will be presented to the public (www.dighill80.com/events), where some of the top finds will be on display in the Visitor Centre at Kemmel at the first floor.
In this temporary exhibition, the municipality of Heuvelland will focus on the last year of the war and the importance of the American contribution, both to the war in general...Lees meer
Would you like to sample the friendly Christmas atmosphere Wijtschate style, while wandering through our festive tents and stands? You would? Then why not come and join us on...Lees meer