Monthly Archives: May 2016

First dig in Kirkwall since 1978 starts today

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Originally posted on Archaeology Orkney:
Discovering Hidden Kirkwall. The Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative Archaeology Programme. Excavation in RBS Garden Archaeologists from The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute team will be commencing the excavation today. The site in…

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Two Underground Finds in One Day…

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Originally posted on Archaeology Orkney:
Quite by chance, an Iron Age underground building and a Victorian rubbish-heap has been discovered in Orkney. An exciting discovery was made in Orkney at the weekend. A previously unknown subterranean structure, either a souterrain…

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This week in Scottish history

01 May 1455 Battle of Arkinholm, near Langholm, Dumfriesshire: The Laird of Johnstone led a royal to victory over the rebellious Douglases. Johnstone sent the severed head of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray as a trophy to the king. 01 … Continue reading

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