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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:12 AM

Archaeologists unearth ancient fort built on top of Arthur's Seat by mysterious Votadini tribe


Although Arthur's Seat may look wild and uninhabited today, the craggy peak was once a bustling community.

By Joe Smith
12:36, 4 SEP 2020

Archaeologists working at the top of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park have uncovered the walls of an prehistoric hill fort first inhabited by a mysterious and ancient Scots people.

Although Arthur's Seat may look wild and uninhabited today, the craggy peak was once a bustling community overlooking the Firth of Forth and lands for miles around.

The hilltop defences are believed to have been constructed by the Votadini, an ancient people who ruled South East Scotland during the Iron Age, almost 3,000 years ago.

Archaeologists are currently working near the top of the 250m peak, exploring the remains of this fascinating fortress.

CFA Archeology Ltd is working with Historic Environment Scotland and workers have opened up three trenches on a plateau near the summit of Arthur's seat.




More:
https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/archaeologists-unearth-ancient-fort-built-18878778

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