Friday, April 15, 2011

Archaeologists find ancient 'freezer' at flood defences dig

An old freezer is being investigated after being found dumped in the middle of Craigmillar.
But the case is unlikely to trouble the city's fly-tipping patrols, as the discovery dates back hundreds of years.

The 18th century ice house is just one of a series of new discoveries made by archaeologists at the Niddrie Marischal estate over the past few weeks ahead of flood prevention work in the area.

Pottery has also been recovered from medieval ditches - dating back to the 15th century or possibly even earlier - and evidence of a 17th century farm has been uncovered.

Click here to read this article from the Edinburgh Evening News