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Historic site reveals its secrets
Traprain Law
The area's Bronze Age inhabitants had contact with Roman visitors
Archaeologists are set to learn about new discoveries at one of Scotland's most important ancient sites.

Investigators began work at Traprain Law in East Lothian after a major fire in 2003 which damaged some historical remains and endangered others.

The experts called in to carry out a full assessment made a number of finds, including 5,000-year-old Neolithic rock art and Bronze Age axes.

The details will be revealed at a conference in Edinburgh on Saturday.

The other discoveries included evidence of a jewellery workshop and part of a roadway.

Fraser Hunter, a curator at the National Museums of Scotland, said the discoveries all helped to reinforce Traprain's reputation as a power and population centre in pre-history.

Traprain Law's inhabitants had regular contacts with Roman visitors between AD80 and AD400.

A huge hoard of Roman silver was found in 1919 on the Law, which dominates the countryside east of Haddington.

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