Ancient palace found in dig on hill

From The Press and Journal: Ancient palace found in dig on hill.

Archaeologists have uncovered ancient traces, from tiny bead ornaments to massive walls, of a forgotten prince’s palace on the slopes of Bennachie in Aberdeenshire.

Only yards from a busy car park used by walkers visiting the landmark hill, a 15-strong team rediscovered remains of Maiden Castle just below the surface of a wooded hillside mound.

A stone’s throw from the Rowantree car park, near Pitcaple, and also close to one of the most important Pictish carved monuments in the country, the two-week dig confirmed the importance of the 2,000-year-old fort area.

"The outline of the Pictish fort is now clearly defined by the circle of ancient trees here," said Edinburgh-based archaeologist Murray Cook. [continue]

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  1. This is one site I’d really like to visit in person. Too bad they didn’t have more pictures in the article.

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