Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Avebury


28 June 2008
, Saturday
Avebury
World Heritage Site

Avebury was the next destination before Bath.

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe. It was built over 4,000 years ago in the Neolithic period. Today it’s a part of the Avebury World Heritage Site, the monument’s purpose and significance remains unknown.

The Avebury World Heritage Site encloses an area of 22km square around the village of Avebury. Also known as large henge, Avebury is older than the megalithic of Stonehenge.

The circular stone circle is surrounded by massive ditches. There are 98 standing stones.

Avebury Manor and Garden – A 16th century manor house.

Avebury cathedral

House in Avebury

WhiteHorse – As interesting as it sounds.

A hill figure created along the slopes, where the figure is filled with Chalk/Lime. Most of these date back to prehistoric days. These are common in the Southern part of England and we spotted one such on our way to Bath.



1 comment:

Madhu said...

Remember seeing avebury along with stonehenge, silbury and another place, which were of ceremonial importance in those days.

Quite interesting...still some how it looks so bland for a person who has shola grasslands at home :o)

Goodie images...waiting for more posts.

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