King's Wall Protected Against Invasion and Plague

A section of the "King's Wall" constructed in Edinburgh, Scotland by James II has been discovered during excavation for a building site.

"It was a defence for war and the plague. When there was a plague, they would lock the gates and not let anyone in or out. The Cowgate was never developed as a street until the late 14th century," said Russel Coleman, Headland Archaeology project manager.