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Cerne Abbas Giant: is he older than we thought?

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posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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November 17, 2009
Standing proudly on a hillside in West Dorset, the chalk outline of the Cerne Abbas Giant has perplexed visitors for centuries.

To the frustration of archaeologists there is no written record of the anatomically detailed chalk figure before the late 17th century, but clues that the giant was created earlier than that have emerged in the form of suggestive earthworks built nearby.

Rob Wilson-North, historic environment manager for the Exmoor National Park Authority, believes that the giant may date from the late 16th or early 17th century after he discovered a pair of man-made earth mounds and a long gulley protruding from them.

In a letter to Current Archaeology magazine Mr Wilson-North explained that he was left in no doubt about the meaning of the earthworks, which lie in an abandoned garden a few hundred metres from the giant.


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Very interesting, I have always wanted to fly over that area to see for myself, also the ones in Peru.




posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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The oldest known advertisement for male enhancement. So easy, a caveman could do it.

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posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Related:

June 20, 2008

Cerne Abbas chalk giant turns into the invisible man

Cerne Abbas The 180ft chalk giant is disappearing into the hillside because the National Trust has been unable to borrow the sheep that usually keep it in shape during the spring and summer.

In previous years the chalk figure, thought to be a fertility symbol, has been an imposing presence on the Dorset hillside. But this year a wet start to the summer has brought a vigorous growth in vegetation and the trust has been hampered by the decline in sheep farming. The land is too steep for it to be mown safely.


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It would be a shame if this disappeared but will one day.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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The Giant makes much more sense as simply ancient artwork than the Nazca Lines do... at least this one can be seen WITHOUT the aid of a flying machine



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