I continue with the graves in the Old Church in Amsterdam of my previous post .
This well decorated grave is of a prominent person of his time. The text I will try to translate, it is "old dutch"
Under this stone rests
Petrus van Dam
in his 85 years was
Lawyer of the General
54 years had
marriage first with Lidia van Segwaer
17 May 1706
So this man reached a respectable age of 85 years in 1706 and was married twice. It was a time of much prosperity and wealth in the Netherlands just after, which is know as "the Golden Century". Many ships sailed to the East for trading the products of Indonesia and sell them here to other countries. They colonialised Indonesia which made the dutch very rich and the many beautiful canal houses date from that time.
This is my tribute to Taphophile Tragics