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Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Silbury Hill is situated south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. Silbury Hill stands beside the Bath Road about 10 km west of Marlborough. Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe. Silbury Hill was constructed in 2660 BC-2400 BC. Silbury Hill rises nearly 40 metres high. The mound was built in three phases, the earliest phase of construction began in about 2660 BC. The mound was probably completed in 2400 BC. Silbury Hill apparently contains no burial or shrine. Despite centuries of study and excavations, Silbury Hill remains one of the most enigmatic of the prehistoric sites in Great Britain. The original purpose of Silbury Hill is still a mystery. There is no access to Silbury Hill. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, including West Kennet Avenue and Silbury Hill, became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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Silbury Hill - Silbury Hill is an artificial hill situated just south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. The hill was built by prehistoric people,...

Silbury Hill is an artificial hill situated just south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. The hill was built by prehistoric people, its construction is estimated to have involved four million man hours of work. Silbury Hill is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986

  1. Silbury Hill - Silbury Hill is an artificial hill situated just south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. The hill was built by prehistoric people,...

    Silbury Hill is an artificial hill situated just south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. The hill was built by prehistoric people, its construction is estimated to have involved four million man hours of work. Silbury Hill is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986

  2. Silbury Hill - Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe, the hill was built in the period 2660 BC-2400 BC. The circular base is...

    Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe, the hill was built in the period 2660 BC-2400 BC. The circular base is 167 metres in diameter and the flat-topped summit is 30 metres wide. Silbury Hill rises nearly 40 metres high. It is estimated, that half a milion tonnes of soil was used to build the mound. Climbing Silbury Hill is not allowed.

  3. Silbury Hill - There is no public access to Silbury Hill and its surroundings in order to protect this fascinating prehistoric monument. Silbury Hill stands...

    There is no public access to Silbury Hill and its surroundings in order to protect this fascinating prehistoric monument. Silbury Hill stands beside the Bath Road about 10 km west of the city of Marlborough. Silbury Hill is situated south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire and only 35 km north of Stonehenge.

  4. Silbury Hill - Silbury Hill was built in three phases, the earliest phase of construction started around 2660 BC, the mound was enlarged over...

    Silbury Hill was built in three phases, the earliest phase of construction started around 2660 BC, the mound was enlarged over several generations. Probably, Silbury Hill was completed in 2400 BC. Much later, the Romans occupied Britain, they built a settlement at the foot of the hill and a lookout post on top of the mound. The original purpose of Silbury Hill is still a mystery.

  5. Silbury Hill - Silbury Hill is surrounded by the landscape of the English county of Wiltshire. The chalk and clay mound was excavated several...

    Silbury Hill is surrounded by the landscape of the English county of Wiltshire. The chalk and clay mound was excavated several times, the last time in 2000, no burial was discovered. Silbury Hill is part of the Neolithic monuments around Avebury. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, including Silbury Hill, were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986.