Archaeologists say they have proven for the first time that Julius Caesar set foot on what is now Dutch soil, destroying two Germanic tribes in a battle which left around 150,000 people dead.
The two tribes were massacred in the fighting with the Roman emperor in 55 BC, on a battle site now at Kessel, in the southern province of Brabant.
That Jules might have killed Germans on Dutch soil, well, fine. But 150k of them?
That’s larger than the Vandals or the Goths were four centuries later.
15k possible, 1.5k why not? But 150k?