NT5774 : Traprain Law

taken 10 years ago, near to Traprain, East Lothian, Great Britain

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Traprain Law
Traprain Law
A prominent hill fort in East Lothian, a volcanic laccolith formed about 320 million years ago and left exposed by the last glaciation 14-20000 years ago, when the glaciers eroded away the softer rocks around it. It has a long history of occupation, from the Bronze age onwards [1500 BC]. It was the capital of the Votadini tribe in the late BC period. They allied with the Romans in the 1st C AD, and remained until the 5th C AD, after the Romans had left. A buried hoard of Roman silver ware, dating from the 5th C AD was found there, cut up and flattened, as if for melting down. A silver Pictish silver chain was also found, during quarrying operations.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 March, 2008
Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 579 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.7483N 2:40.5082W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 576 748
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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