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"7th century village is back on map"
7th century village is back on map
trefwoorden: Schotland - Whittingehame - 7e eeuw - kaart - middeleeuwen
To look at, it is no more than a common field forming part of the farming landscape in the heart of East Lothian.
But the land near East Linton holds a secret beneath its soil.
It contains the answer to an early medieval mystery, only solved after the accidental discovery of a 200-year-old map.
It pointed to the field being the location of the long-lost settlement of Whittingehame, which dated from the seventh century, but was abandoned nearly 300 years ago.
Lees verder in: Edinburgh News (5 juli 2003)