posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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.
Very interesting, I have always wanted to fly over that area to see for myself, also the ones in Peru.