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The Silbury Treasure

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Situated just south of Avebury, Silbury Hill in Wiltshire is Europe's tallest prehistoric structure; when this book was first published in 1976, recent archaeological investigations had suggested that the hill was not, as had previously been believed, a burial mound. Dames surveys the history of earlier digs at the hill, then uses comparative archaeological evidence, astronomy, ethnography, folklore, mathematics and place-name research to argue that the shape of the site represents the Neolithic Great Goddess.In excellent condition apart from slight discolouration on edges.

Item details

Author(s):
Michael Dames
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 25
Edition:
1976
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780500050279
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson

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Situated just south of Avebury, Silbury Hill in Wiltshire is Europe's tallest prehistoric structure; when this book was first published in 1976, recent archaeological investigations had suggested that the hill was not, as had previously been believed, a burial mound. Dames surveys the history of earlier digs at the hill, then uses comparative archaeological evidence, astronomy, ethnography, folklore, mathematics and place-name research to argue that the shape of the site represents the Neolithic Great Goddess.In excellent condition apart from slight discolouration on edges.

Author(s):
Michael Dames
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 25
Edition:
1976
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780500050279
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson

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