ARNHEM (NL) – 6 March 2020 – On Tuesday the 9th of March the South African Archaeological Society will livestream a lecture by Bruno Werz on YouTube. The link to the YouTube Live event is https://youtu.be/jJe_Y5_rniw and the title is “Finding Haarlem, the Missing Shipwreck”. The lecture starts 18:30 hrs (Cape Time) (17:30 hrs Central European Time).
On the 25th of March 1647, shortly after five o’clock in the afternoon, the United Dutch East India Company ship Haarlem wrecked in Table Bay. The events that followed had far-reaching consequences, and this incident can be regarded as the catalyst that created one of the roots of modern South Africa. Since 1989, a project has been underway to search for Haarlem.
This presentation provides a brief overview of work undertaken to date which has resulted in the location of a site that, based on currently available evidence, possibly contains the wreck.
The video of the lecture: