Author Archives: Sally Holden

National Museums Scotland gifted rare collection of 17th century Scottish silver

National Museums Scotland have recently acquired a trio of exceptionally rare silver objects created in Scotland in the 1600s. The quaich, trumpet bell and mazer are important examples of 17th century Scottish craftsmanship and have been donated to the National Collections by Ron and Rosemary Haggarty. National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in the […]

Durham University’s archaeologists uncover ancient tower at Auckland Castle

In one of the largest excavations of a bishops house anywhere in Europe the remains of a three-or-four-story tower from a medieval castle have been uncovered by a team of Archaeologists from Durham University. The find is the result of a project undertaken by Durham University’s Archaeology Department, in partnership with archaeologists and volunteers from […]

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