Neil Oliver's Love Letter to the World (season 2)
13. Grand Designs Writ Large - Silbury Hill, Wiltshire
This week Neil travels to the largest artificial, prehistoric mound in Europe.
Half a million tons of chalk were used by our Neolithic ancestors to build Silbury Hill. Neil explores this colossal monument, the mystery and myths that surround it and the role it played in the lives of the people who constructed it. Built at a time when our ancestors had moved from being hunter gathers to farmers and were starting to make marks on the landscape, it’s an incredibly powerful statement that shouts ‘we are here’!
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