Archaeologists Studying 14th Century English Garden

National Geographic News: At Whittington Castle in Shropshire, in England, archaeologists are studying the buried remains of an elaborate garden, originally built in the first half of the 14th century. The garden featured an elaborate ditched water system and an unusual layout designed to be viewed from a series of viewing mounts.

"This makes it the earliest example to survive in the United Kingdom," said Peter Brown, an archaeologist coordinating historical research at Whittington castle, "as well as drastically altering the traditional view that the medieval mounts were very small, low affairs."

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