Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill
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North Wessex Downs AONB

The largest man-made mound in Europe, Silbury Hill is comparable in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed by around 2350 BC and part of the Avebury 'sacred landscape', this vast mound apparently contains no burial or shrine, and was clearly important in itself: but its purpose and significance remain a mystery.