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Lost Gods of Albion By Paul Newman

Lost Gods of Albion
by Paul Newman

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This guide focuses on all the recorded hill-figures in England and offers description and analysis, discussion and interpretation on the chalk hill-figures around the country.
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Lost Gods of Albion: The Chalk Hill-Figures of Britain by Paul Newman

As a uniquely British phenomenon, the thirty or so figures cut into the turf of southern England have excited antiquarians, archaeologists and the general public for generations. However, their origins are enigmatic. Paul Newman shows how hill-figures reveal Britain's darkest past: Druid massacres, conjectured human sacrifice and strange phallic and pagan rites that in milder form survive even today. This scholarly and comprehensive account of all the recorded hill-figures in England offers not only description but also analysis, discussion and interpretation. In the ten years that have passed since the first edition of this book, much has changed in the world of hill-figure studies, most significantly perhaps the absolute dating by scientific means of early silts incorporated into the Uffington White Horse, which can now be seen to date from around 1000 BC.

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Table of Contents


The Uffington horse; the Westbury horse; the red horse of Tysoe; mighty queens and sacred stallions; the cerne giant; Trojans of Albion; the Wandlebury Enigma; the long man of Wilmington; fallen idols; the Chiltern crosses; the wilder shores.

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GOR010398168
Lost Gods of Albion: The Chalk Hill-Figures of Britain by Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Used - Like New
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
1999-06-24
224
075091792X
9780750917926
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.