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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.

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Gudea, Sumerian king of Lagash (c. 2150 - 2125 BC)

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Crop Circle at The Whispering Knights, nr Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire. Reported 15th July 2015

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CELTIC CHARIOT FITTING, c. 1st -3rd century AD. Bronze post in the form of a mythological animal�s head with bracket to guide or tie reins. Intact. 3 inches.

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Mining Site Predates Incan Empire

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Engraved Late Minoan Seal depicting a Cow and Feeding Calf, 14th century BC (sapphirine chalcedony)

Crop Circle at The Whispering Knights, nr Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire. Reported 15th July  2015

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