Uffington White Horse Hill Neolithic Iron Age (4K)
This Iron Age fort is on the same site as a huge neolithic chalk carving - the only neolithic chalk carving in the UK - so there was probably a settlement here before the Iron Age. The thing that amazes me is that there is nowhere on the ground that you can see this horse in it’s entirety, only small portions of it. It makes you wonder how they managed to create it.
From Wikipedia; "Near the village of Uffington, on White Horse Hill, a dominant position overlooking the Vale of the White Horse to the N and the Berkshire Downs to the S. In Aubrey’s Monumenta Britannica (1665-93). Associated with the complex of monuments on the hill, especially the Uffington White Horse and Dragon Hill. A well preserved (National Trust) D-shaped enclosure of 3.2ha, univallate with ditch and counterscarp bank for entire circuit, Blocked entrance to the E which was originally a passageway with guard chambers, original entrance to W which is out-turned and links with enlarged counterscarp bank, two breaks through the rampart at NE and SE which are probably Romano-British. Geophysics and excavation (Miles et al 2003) have revealed internal features and dated the ramparts to two phases: box rampart c.8th/7th century BC, dump rampart c.4th century BC. Romano-British re-use of the enclosure, 2nd-4th centuries AD."
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"Infinite Perspective" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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