This Bronze Age, 374 feet (110 m) long, 3000 year old, man-made, prehistoric Hill Figure Figure is located in Uffington England. The figure is deeply carved onto the hillside and packed with white chalk. Traditionally the figure was religiously ‘scoured’ every 7 years by the local community removing all weeds and encroaching vegetation thereby maintaining its pristine silhouette for three eons. It can only be made out from the sky and the reason for its existence is pure speculation.
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The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylized prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long (374 feet), formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. Believed to be based on the similarity of the horse's design to comparable figures in Celtic art, and confirmed following a 1990 excavation led by Simon Palmer and David Miles of the Oxford Archaeological Unit, following which deposits of fine silt removed from the horse's 'beak' were scientifically dated to the late Bronze Age
Green: One of the oldest chalk carvings in the UK is the bronze-age Uffington White Horse. Dating back some 3,000 years it's still very visible on the slopes of White Horse Hill, Uffington. It is one of England's most famous prehistoric monuments & has inspired a number of poems and stories inc. in works by G.K. Chesterton, Rosemary Sutcliff & Terry Pratchett.
Round Tray on Conical Stand with Figures of Seated Man and Standing Horse in Center. Bronze. Issyk, Semirechye/Zhetisu, chance find 1953, 5th–3rd century BCE. Photography © The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan