The following extract is taken from the informative yet perplexing book entitled “The Story of Silbury Hill” (Jim Leary and David Field, 2010, English Heritage). We start on page 39 for this, the first and most important instalment of this posting. 2,499 more words
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Genesis of a new theory for Neolithic Silbury Hill - a gradual merging of multiple, soul-releasing compost heaps.
Hello. Sorry to have been gone so long (nigh on 4 years!). My “Shroud of Turin” project took longer than expected – well over 300 postings on … 3,945 more words
In 1849, workmen under the direction of Dean Merewether hacked another tunnel into the side of Silbury Hill, hoping to uncover the golden coffin of King Zil or else the legendary ruler himself seated on a life-size horse cast from gold. 355 more words
Surely the most arrresting sight in southern England is not Stonehenge but the mysterious pyramid of Silbury Hill. This great earthen mound is completely unlike any of the other neolithic monuments of West Kennet, or indeed in all of Europe. 344 more words