Cowgate Proves to be Extremely Rich Medieval Site

The 2002 fire which devasted part of Edinburgh's Cowgate district opened up a treasure trove for archaeologists with the discovery of hundreds of 15th century artefacts, making the site on a par with medieval sites in London and York.

The excavation has so far uncovered pottery, leather, and wood, and the ruins of 15th century houses, once the nicest in the city.