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The Scottish housing scheme home to ancient monument older than pyramids

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No matter where you are in Scotland, you are unlikely to be far from a historic site worth checking out.Whether it is a castle set amongst the hills or a mysterious altar nestled in the woods, the country is home to countless fascinating destinations.

If you're a history buff, you will know that Edinburgh in particular is teeming with interesting places to visit — from hair-raising museums to hidden gardens.One place you might not expect to see a historic artefact is in the middle of a housing estate, but that is exactly where you will find the Ravenswood Avenue Stone.

The standing stone is similar to those found on islands like Harris or Orkney, and no one is quite sure how it ended up in the middle of Scotland's capital.As reported by the Scottish Daily Express, the Ravenswood Avenue Stone is 1.85 metres tall and is believed to date back more than 4,000 years — making it older than the Egyptian pyramids.

It originally sat within a field approximately 100 metres away from its present site, but was relocated when the estate was constructed in the 1970s.

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