Archive for the tag 'Silbury Hill'

We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be.
Gladys Taber

16 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2015

Whenever I visit Avebury I always feel compelled to stop and contemplate the mysterious Silbury Hill.

Silbury Hill
The Story of Silbury Hill

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 20th 2014

After a good nights sleep my back was still playing up so I had to be careful and keep my back straight.  The hotel breakfast was good and unlike the breakfast experience in London it was an enjoyable, relaxing affair looking out over the Cathedral grounds.

After breakfast we set off for Avebury to pick up where [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 25th 2014

Book Overview (from book cover):
Silbury Hill is an iconic monument within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, and the largest prehistoric mound in Europe. Written by two authors with unrivalled information and knowldedge of the Hill and combining scholarly research and readable narrative, the book tells the story of the early recognition of its [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jul 26th 2014

It is the mind that creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
George Gissing (1857 – 1903)

22 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2014

I have always been fascinated by Silbury Hill which is the largest man-made mound in Europe. Mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed in around 2400 BC, it apparently contains no burial. There are many theories as to why the hill was built but the hill [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2014

After breakfast we set off for Avebury, taking in Woodhenge along the way.  Unfortunately Avebury was a little bit further than we thought. We didn’t have enough time there because we had a timed ticket for Stonehenge at 2pm.  The Avebury experience wasn’t helped by roadworks that made access to the main interests difficult.   [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 12th 2014