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The area around Aberdeen has had human settlement for at least 8,000 years, when small villages lay around the mouths of the River Dee and River Don. The city's name came from the celtic 'Aber' meaning the mouth of and the river name Dee, literally meaning at the mouth of the Dee. Old Aberdeen, to the north of the modern city, and on the river Don was formerly known as Aberdon.
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Architecture of Aberdeen|
Amongst the notable buildings in the street are the Town and County Bank, the Music Hall 1822, the Trinity Hall of the incorporated trades (originating between 1398 and 1527), now a shopping mall; the Palace Hotel; the former office of the Northern Assurance Company, and the National Bank of Scotland …
The Brig o' Balgownie (originally Bridge of Don) is a 13th century bridge spanning the River Don in Aberdeen, Scotland. Construction of the bridge was begun in the late 13th century by Richard Cementarius, although its completion was not until 1320 at the time of the Scottish War of Independence …
Churches of Aberdeen|
Like most Scottish burghs, Aberdeen has many churches, most of them of good design. The Diocese of Aberdeen was first founded at Mortlach in Banffshire by Malcolm II in 1004 to celebrate his victory there over the Danes, but in 1137 David I transferred the bishopric to Old Aberdeen …
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