For two thousand years, the Rhine was the border, or limes, of the Roman empire. These tiles (tegulae) with inscriptions from the army that occupied Germania Inferior come from the Roman town of Ulpia Noviomagus, present-day Nijmegen. Although Eduard Zuurdeeg's research area was north of the limes, he too found Roman artefacts. Ede and the surrounding area were certainly in contact with the Romans and traded with them.
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