PILRIG PARK is the last place you might expect to find the remains of a 16th-century English fort.
But a team of archaeologists knew exactly what they were looking for when they carried out a recent series of digs there.
And today the jubilant researchers revealed they had unearthed part of Somerset's Battery, an artillery fort from the 1560 Siege of Leith.
The remains are thought to be the only 16th-century siege works ever found in Britain, and archaeologists believe the discovery is of international importance in terms of military history.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Finally, a better archaeological pun Historic dig team gets what it was gunning for