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Historic abbey uncovered in dig

Parts of one of Scotland’s most influential religious and historic buildings have been uncovered for the first time in centuries.

Archaeologists have been digging at Scone Palace and believe they have found the walls of the lost abbey.

The team is also examining the Moot Hill – where kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, were crowned.

The first time the early monastery was referred to was in 906 AD when King Constantine II met the Bishop of St Andrews on the Moot Hill.

Scone developed from an early medieval royal settlement into a great 12th century Augustinian Abbey, before the palace was created in the years around 1600.

Full story at BBC Scotland.

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