Itâs natural for humans to search for ways to understand their history, and that is what makes the field of archaeology so important.Â Thatâs exactly what madeÂ Dr. Margaret Maitlandâs discovery while sorting through a collection atÂ National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh so intriguing! She never thought of anything when unraveling a crumpled piece of paper, but what she finds is nothing less than amazing.
Dr. Margaret Maitland was going through newly arrived items of theÂ National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh when she came upon an ordinary parcel wrapped in brown paper.
Dr. Maitland, who was a curator at the museum in Edinburgh, found that the parcel contained an envelope that dated back to the early 1900’s. There was a note from the previous curator.