Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lost civilization gateway. . . found ANCIENT GATEWAY UNCOVERED AT CASTLE
An Ancient gateway has been revealed near the entrance to a north-east castle after lying hidden beneath the ground for centuries.

The discovery was only made after gardeners at Leith Hall, near Kennethmont in Aberdeenshire, kept bashing their mowers on a buried rock that had gradually surfaced on the sweeping lawns.

Castle owners the National Trust for Scotland decided to dig into the archives and discovered an estate map from 1758, which revealed an elaborate courtyard had stood at the entrance of its drive.