Ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas Standing at 180ft tall, this is Britain's largest chalk hill figure. It is also our most controversial. Many theories surround the giant's identity. Is it an ancient symbol of spirituality? The Greco-Roman hero Hercules? Or a mockery of Oliver Cromwell? Local folklore has long held it to be an aid to fertility.
A beaten gold mask from the Nazca civilization of Peru, dating from 200 BCE-500 CE. The mask may represent a shaman in transformational pose, a common motif in Nazca art. An alternative interpretation is that it represents the weeping sun deity common to several ancient Andean cultures.