Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe. Part of the Stonehenge
and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site, Silbury Hill is located in the county of Wiltshire. Experts suggest it dates to around 2400BC and say it contains no burial chamber or any evidence of it being a grave. Silbury Hillís significance and purpose are now a mystery. In 2007 English Heritage found the remains of a Roman
settlement at the foot of Silbury Hill. Containing neatly laid out streets and houses, the Roman town covered an area the size of 24 modern football pitches. Evidence of medieval settlement at Silbury Hill have also been found.
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Vale of Pewsey
Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty. - Stephen Hawking
On this day:
Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966
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