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Barrie Report 21 Jul 2008 19:48

Parts of one of Scotland's most influential religious and historic buildings have been uncovered for the first time in centuries.

Archaeologists have been digging at Scone Palace and believe they have found the walls of the lost abbey.

Despite the site's significance, there is very little sign of the 12th century building above ground.

The team is also examining the Moot Hill - where kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, were crowned.

The first time the early monastery was referred to was in 906 AD when King Constantine II met the Bishop of St Andrews on the Moot Hill.

Scone developed from an early medieval royal settlement into a great 12th century Augustinian Abbey, before the palace was created in the years around 1600.

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 21 Jul 2008 19:51

thats interesting

there seems to be a lot of archaeology sites around lately
theres a lot being found or discovered in wales at moment


Barrie Report 21 Jul 2008 19:53

I would love to be there when they have the dig ,It would be great to find somethig


***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 21 Jul 2008 19:54

yeh i think the same
all the treasures they could find,
its fascinating

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 21 Jul 2008 20:01

How amazing Barrie! i am fascinated by this period of history, ok yes i did love braveheart!!

Caz xxxxx


Kay???? Report 21 Jul 2008 20:09

I cant wait to see what they uncover ,,I read about this in my hunt magazine,,,,,


AnnCardiff Report 21 Jul 2008 20:21

bit remiss of the Scots to lose a whole abbey don't you think?!!!!!!!


Barrie Report 21 Jul 2008 21:27

It would be great if they find something



Jac Report 21 Jul 2008 21:38

Ann - they didnt lose it - they merely stored it away for future reference ))))))

Exciting times in Scotland - will wait to hear what they find.



Barrie Report 21 Jul 2008 21:50

Hope they find my famliy tree lol