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As it were: the lost medieval property, located on the island of Islay, Inner Hebrides, has been virtually rebuilt by engineers at the University of St. Andrews

Incredible reconstruction brings the 15th-century medieval home of the & # 39; Lord of the Isles & # 39; back to life

  • Lords of the Isles is a title of Scottish nobility that precedes the Kingdom of Scotland
  • Researchers say that many residents know nothing about rule and how they lived
  • They now get a chance to learn after the staff of St. Andrews University has rebuilt it
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The lost house of the Lord of the Isles has been virtually reconstructed by historians.

The medieval site, which was located on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, would have functioned as the primary basis for the rulers who – long before the first king of Scotland – controlled parts of the Celtic land, plus Ulster and the Hebrides .

The new, digitally constructed vision, designed by staff from the University of St. Andrew, gives people an idea of ​​how the lords lived in the fifteenth century.

In particular, it represents Finlaggan – their small fort built on two islands and connected by an elevated road – at a time when it was the administrative and ceremonial center.

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As it were: the lost medieval property, located on the island of Islay, Inner Hebrides, has been virtually rebuilt by engineers at the University of St. Andrews

As it were: the lost medieval property, located on the island of Islay, Inner Hebrides, has been virtually rebuilt by engineers at the University of St. Andrews

WHAT IS THE LORD OF THE ISLES?

During the Middle Ages, the Lords of the Isles ruled over the Hebrides and parts of mainland Scotland and Ulster.

Traditionally, rule was held by the MacDonald family, but after disputes in the fifteenth century, the Scottish kings tried to limit the influence of the MacDonalds.

And in the 1490s, James IV sent a military expedition to fire Finlaggan.

Many of the buildings in Finlaggan were destroyed at this time and in the course of the following centuries the site fell into relative obscurity.

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The team behind the project says it is the & # 39; relative comfort & # 39; shows what the gentlemen and their followers lived in.

In fact, it encapsulates its glory days – when Lords enjoyed music, imported wine and board games, historians say.

In collaboration with the Finlaggan Trust, the reconstruction is based on discoveries from the Finlaggan Archaeological Project, led by archaeologist Dr. David Caldwell.

Dr. Bess Rhodes said: & # 39; Finlaggan was a great place to digitally recreate.

& # 39; Even today the islands of Eilean Mor and Eilean na Comhairle are beautiful places, and in the Middle Ages they were the site of a remarkable complex of buildings that blended local traditions with wider European trends.

The team behind the project says it is the & # 39; relative comfort & # 39; shows what the gentlemen and their followers lived in - when they enjoyed music, imported wine and board games, historians say
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The team behind the project says it is the & # 39; relative comfort & # 39; shows what the gentlemen and their followers lived in - when they enjoyed music, imported wine and board games, historians say

The team behind the project says it is the & # 39; relative comfort & # 39; shows what the gentlemen and their followers lived in – when they enjoyed music, imported wine and board games, historians say

Accurate: in collaboration with the Finlaggan Trust, the reconstruction is based on discoveries from the Finlaggan Archaeological Project, led by archaeologist Dr. David Caldwell

Accurate: in collaboration with the Finlaggan Trust, the reconstruction is based on discoveries from the Finlaggan Archaeological Project, led by archaeologist Dr. David Caldwell

Accurate: in collaboration with the Finlaggan Trust, the reconstruction is based on discoveries from the Finlaggan Archaeological Project, led by archaeologist Dr. David Caldwell

& # 39; The work of Dr. David Caldwell and the Finlaggan Archeological Project have changed our understanding of this site – giving us a glimpse of the relative comfort in which the Lords of the Islands and their followers lived, their dogs spoiled with decorative collars and enjoying music, imported wine and board games . & # 39;

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Dr. Ray Lafferty, secretary of the Finlaggan Trust, said: “Despite its impact on the formation of Scottish culture, Finlaggan and the ruler are little known by many.

& # 39; With this reconstruction of virtual reality, we hope to give an idea of ​​the location at the height of its power when the MacDonald rule extended from the Glens of Antrim in Ireland to Buchan in northeastern Scotland. & # 39;

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