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builders find 17th-century cannonball on construction site in groningen

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builders find 17th-century cannonball on construction site in groningen

contemporary painting of the siege of groningen by folkert bock (1672).a 346-year-old cannonball dating from the siege of groningen has been uncovered by workmen on a building site.the 40-kilo iron ball was one of thousands fired at the city by the bishop of munster, bernhard van galen, during a month-long bombardment in 1672. the northern city held out for a month until the bishop ordered his troops to retreat.his prolific use of cannons earned him the nickname ‘bommen berend’ and the city of groningen holds an annual festival on august 28 to celebrate its resistance to the siege.the ‘bomb’ was found...