Archaeologists say they have proven for the first time that Julius Caesar set foot on what is now Dutch soil, destroying two Germanic tribes in a battle which left around 150,000 people dead.
Hundreds of bones have been found at the site, which were analysed using radiocarbon dating [Credit: VU University]
The two tribes were massacred in the fighting with the Roman emperor in 55 BC, on a battle site now at Kessel, in the southern province of Brabant.
A wealth of skeletons, spearheads, swords and a helmet have been dug up at the site over the past three decades.
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