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Nijmegen Revived. From Roman Settlement to Havana on the Waal
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Nijmegen Revived. From Roman Settlement to Havana on the Waal

(Daan Cartens) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2014, № 22, PP. 218-225

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The Romans saw the Kops Plateau near Nijmegen on the Waal (a lower branch of the Rhine) as the ideal place for a settlement from which to conquer Germania. In the early medieval period Nijmegen grew up around the Valkhofburcht. In the autumn of 1944, along with Arnhem, it was heavily battered by allied bombers. The foundation of a university in 1923 was an important Catholic conquest but since the eighties leftwing and progressive parties rule the city with its three bridges.

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