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A snapshot of the upper-class hub of 16th-century Edinburgh

A snapshot of the upper-class hub of 16th-century Edinburgh
trefwoorden: Schotland - Edinburgh - 16e eeuw - Cowgate
Remains dating back to the 16th century - when Edinburgh’s Old Town was an upper-class enclave of the city - have been discovered by archaeologists working on the site of last year’s Cowgate fire.
Before its slide into infamy in the 19th century, the Cowgate was the home of ambassadors, noblemen and upper-class clergy.
The site of the former Gilded Balloon theatre was the childhood home of the illustrious architects Robert and John Adam, and was once owned by a notorious philanderer who was also a leading priest.
Archeologists who have pieced together a history of the site from existing accounts are keen to get permission to carry out a full dig on the site before rebuilding takes place.

Lees verder bij: The Scotsman (19 september 2003)