Liemers Verleden Achaeology English Ladder in Germanic well

Ladder in Germanic well

In one of the twelve wells found in the Germanic settlement of Wehl-Hessenveld, a partially preserved wooden ladder of approximately 120 centimetres long was found. The state of preservation of the ladder was not sufficient enough to justify an expensive conservation process.

The ladder was probably used as an aid to clean and/or repair the well. Maybe the reason it was still there is because it was stuck in the mud at the bottom, making it impossible to remove it without damage. Another plausible explanation is that the ladder was deliberately left there to reinforce the wooden construction of the well.

A drawing and a photo are currently in preparation.

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