Sint-Lievens-Houtem In Sint-Lievens-Houtem, archaeologists, a monkey was brought to light. The research confirms that, in the monkey, lived between 1660 and 1810. “A first of its kind in Flanders,” says head of department of archaeology, Bart Cherretté of Solva. “Most likely, the items he gives out to the fair metfoorkramers.”
On Sunday, november 10th, 2019 is not open to the state erfgoedsite Archeocentrum Velzeke of the new exhibition, ” Landscape.the ground. Ten years of archaeological research in the South-Eastern part of Flanders, in co-operation with the inter-municipal archaeological service in SOLVA. In particular, it is looking for a recent unique discovery, during excavations at the market Square in Sint-Lievens-Houtem. The archeologists have found there the remains of a small monkey.
“at the beginning, we were thinking of either a cat or a dog, but rather on the basis of x-ray images, and isotopenonderzoek we got a lot to learn about these animals. It was going to be a female resusaapje four-year-old, originally from the Far East. It must be a miserable existence to be known, because it had a broken leg and tail were partially severed. Perhaps it was the traveling fairground entertainers and vendors in Sint-Lievens-Houtem to go. At the fair, it will be there for the visitors to watch come. But I’m not sure how it makes him that yourself, it was a fun thing,” says Bart Cherretté.