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  • rowengr@hotmail.com
    Not available quite yet, according amazon.uk, but should be out soon. Rowen ... coriander, ... glasses. ... coast ... in ... as ... complete
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 29, 2001
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      Not available quite yet, according amazon.uk, but should be out soon.

      Rowen


      > From: Scottish Life, Autumn 2001
      >
      > ANCIENTS LIVED LIKE KINGS
      >
      > Excavations at Dunadd in Argyll, the Scots' capital from the 6th to
      > 9th centuries, have uncovered evidence that Scottish kings of the
      > Dark Ages dined on Mediterranean cuisine, drank French wine and
      > sported expensively dyed clothing. At a hilltop fort north of
      > Lochgilphead, archaeologists have found traces of dill and
      coriander,
      > which were used to flavor meat, and delicately crafted wine
      glasses.
      > These materials are thought to have come from the southwestern
      coast
      > of France, along with purple dyes which were used to color royal
      > robes. "Sea links enabled the early Scots to be closely involved
      in
      > developments in Europe and their economy was at least as advanced
      as
      > in England," said Dr. Ewan Campbell of Glasgow University. A
      complete
      > analysis of the dig is contained in Dunadd: an Early Dalriadic
      > Capital by Ewan Campbell and Alan Lane. It is published by Oxbow
      > Books (ISBN 1842170244) and is available through www.amazon.co.uk.
      >
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