TIL that the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship Batavia lead to a 30-day voyage to find fresh water, a massacre, executions, and multiple battles over a makeshift limestone fort.

Read more: https://museum.wa.gov.au/research/research-areas/maritime-archaeology/batavia-cape-inscription/batavia

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  1. *Batavia’s Graveyard* by Mike Dash is a good book that tells the tale.

    There is also a reconstruction of the Batavia in Lelystad Netherlands.

  2. >a 30-day voyage to find fresh water, a massacre, executions, and multiple battles over a makeshift limestone fort

    That’s one heck of a scavenger hunt list.

  3. Theres a full reconstruction of the ship in flevoland, the Netherlands. I’d definetely recommend visiting it if you’re ever here, it’s really impressive to see.

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