Archaeology projects in 2015
In 2014, we completed about 90 projects, some of them involving archaeology. Below you find a description of some of these projects.
Archaeology at the front line
In 2015, Fluxys constructed e new gas pipe line between Alveringem and Maldegem. Bom-Be already performed a surface detection of this 74 km trajectory, which runs straight through the WW I front line (see 2014 projects). During the UXO clearing activities that followed, an archaeological survey was also carried out. Given the size of the project, several archaeological companies teamed up, Bom-Be being one of them. During the excavations we encountered war trenches, narrow gauge railways, remnants of shacks and field hospitals, bomb craters, projectiles and remains of fallen soldiers, but also interesting items from the iron age, the Roman period and the Middle Ages. The photo shows a Roman water well, in which we found a well-preserved leather sandal.
Archaeology – field work
Screening of Poperinge church
The Church of Our Lady in Poperinge will be converted into a concert and theatre hall. By order of Archeo 7, Bom-Be screened the church floor with GPR, in order to render the underground structures visible. We couldn’t find any indications of crypts, but we did detect many individual graves, foundations and convector holes. Our advice was to inspect these elements by means of trial excavations.