The History of Leith

May 12, 2008

Unearthing a legend

HOW a solicitor from Melrose became Scotland’s most celebrated archaeologist – thanks to a Roman treasure trove on his doorstep.
AS he sat in his cramped solicitors’ office tucked into a corner of Melrose Square, James Curle must often have stared from the window and wondered when he could escape once more to the sun-kissed ruins and marble treasures of Italy. The 20th century was barely five years old and the siren-call of the past had already drawn him to the windswept islands of the Baltic coast, to Rome, France and Germany in search of the antiquities which were his passion. for more click here

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