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Artifacts Unearthed at Estate Site in Scotland

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Scotland Cammo House PipeEDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—The Edinburgh Evening News reports that excavations funded by the City of Edinburgh Council on the ruins of the Cammo Estate have unearthed artifacts from a house first built in the late seventeenth century, as well as objects thought to belong to Margaret Wright, who was the "cook domestic" at the mansion in the years leading up to World War I. Volunteers working with the Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society found the cache of objects, which includes tonic and perfume bottles, false teeth, and cooking equipment, in the servants’ area known as the Cottages. Historical research revealed that Wright was the only person on the estate in 1911 while the landowners were on a world tour. She retired after their return and died in 1915. To read about another find from Edinburgh, go to "World Roundup: Scotland."

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