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Prehistoric Long Man is '16th century new boy'

Prehistoric Long Man is '16th century new boy'
trefwoorden: Engeland - Wilminton - kalkfiguur - prehistorie - 16e eeuw
The origins of England's tallest chalk hill figure, the Long Man of Wilmington, have puzzled historians and archaeologists for generations.
Carved into a steep slope on the South Downs in Sussex, the imposing figure has been claimed as an Anglo Saxon warrior, a Roman folly and an Iron Age fertility symbol.
But according to a team of researchers, the Long Man may be a relatively recent addition to the landscape. Tests carried out this summer have produced compelling evidence that it dates from the mid-16th century.

Lees verder bij: Thje Telegraph (2 oktober 2003)