The History of Leith

April 28, 2007

Darien Venture was a good idea at the time, insists TV archaeologist

THE Darien Venture is often seen as one of Scotland’s great follies: a flawed attempt to establish its own overseas empire that was doomed from the start, crippled the country financially, and led to the 1707 Act of Union.

But a new archaeological expedition into a previously unexplored area of the Darien Isthmus has shown that plans to establish a colony and set up a trade route across Panama were not foolhardy or ridiculous but entirely feasible. for more click here

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