English Heritage as well as archaeological institution believe Silbury Hill to become a chalk mound. UNESCO describes it as the biggest manmade mound in Europe. Driving previous this historical monument now it is fairly easy to readily settle for this simple clarification.
Having said that, if we literally dig a little deeper and search additional afield, is there some thing far more to Silbury Hill than simply a chalk mound?
English Heritage goes further more to verify Silbury Hill to generally be a 4,five hundred year old ceremonial chalk mound, encouraged by “ritual” and designed by our Pagan/Druid pre Christian ancestors. The day is mainly on account of archaeologist Professor Richard Atkinson subsequent the dig, sponsored from the BBC, from 1968 1970, which made a series of archaeological programmes. The TV series was created to boost the general public’s recognition of archaeology by aiming to expose the internal techniques of Silbury Hill Using the fascinating prospect, as they progressed throughout the hill, they might uncover a sizable golden statue of King Sil on horseback or Various other treasure with the centre in the hill.
It had been no shock that no treasure was uncovered. Nonetheless they uncovered an antler within the hill outside the house the entrance towards the tunnel which was radiocarbon dated to 4,five hundred yrs. As no exciting artefacts’ were being located in the making in the Tv set programme the antler obtained in prominence. In some way it absolutely was resolved this antler was Utilized in the construction of Silbury Hill. The massive irrational leap before long adopted Silbury Hill will have to also be about four,500 decades old and consequently verified the dubious date for Stonehenge at four,500 decades outdated!!
Interestingly, Josh McDowell and Don Stewart in a Yale College analyze yielded a few distinct ages for the same antler five,340 years, 9,310 many years, and 10,320 several years. What induced variants in the result is usually defined limestone contamination of your sample. Did English Heritage selected a date to match the prevailing age for Stonehenge And just how could they quite possibly understand it was Utilized in the development?
Professor Atkinson didn’t make any notes to file his dig, but he did within an interview in The Listener explain Silbury Hill as ‘an enormously complex and very coloured layer cake’ and for a ‘marriage ceremony cake’, and the organic mound fashioned ‘a type of enormous Organic club sandwich’ a clue to a thing much more than a random pile of chalk?
So, I had been resigned to The point that within our life time, we might be left While using the Atkinson legacy and in my check out the archaeological institution experienced very seriously misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated Silbury Hill.
But Atkinson remaining A further legacy, an unstable English Heritage monument, which brought on a collapse inside the vertical shaft dug by Edward Drax (with Cornish miners) in 1776. This developed a gaping hole at the best of the hill in Might 2020.
If the hole appeared some community scientists’ abseiled down the shaft and filmed some exciting discoveries smooth walls and sharp corners indicating the presence of the chamber In the hill and sizeable levels of electrostatic energy which ruined a mobile phone which had been unintentionally carried down in to the shaft.
The discovery of the chamber verified the encounter of Mrs L File Brooks from Pewsey, who spoke into the Marlborough Instances in August 1962. She explained how through the Initially Globe War she utilized to live quite close to the hill and was instructed by her moms and dads that there were caverns within. When the entrance caved in, in 1915, a small passage led To begin with downwards and afterwards altered class and proceeded upwards. Sooner or later it forked, with one way resulting in a dead conclusion and the opposite to your cavern ‘about as large as being a room’. Beyond this there was Yet another cavern much like the main: We took candles in with us and utilized to write our names within the ceiling With all the candle smoke’. The complete system have to have gone about 3 areas throughout the hill, ‘she said. ‘And it had been quite scary… my brother would blow out the candle And that i will be terrified.’
Over the exciting query of Power stages at Silbury Hill, I achieved Dr Oleg Khavroshkin, Head of Nonlinear Seismology Lab, Russian Academy of Sciences, Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Bosnia in September 2020. With sophisticated scientific tools, he and his workforce experienced measured electrostatic Electrical power, magnetic fields inside of and seismic waves emanating within the suggestion of all of the key pyramids in Egypt. He discovered that every pyramid experienced its have distinctive transmission frequency.
So, the collapse of the shaft spurred English Heritage to embark to the Silbury Hill Conservation and Restoration venture in 2020/2020 and so commenced my significant study into Silbury Hill.
The newest evidence uncovered all through this task in 2020/2020 by English Heritage archaeologists including ants and insects moreover core samples taken in the hill in 2020 would further verify English Heritage’s assertion that Silbury Hill was 4500 years old. Nevertheless no forensic science techniques or cleanroom services were being used while in the removing of these samples from what exactly is a really contaminated and polluted hill! If this was a murder scene, any proof would be deemed inadmissible!
Equally from my investigations the Mollusc shells identified deep inside the hill which had been dated through the College of Mexico to more than twelve,000 yrs in addition to flint flakes of similar date fount in pits at the very best of the main phase on the hill. Regrettably this proof will have to also be considered inadmissible resulting from contamination and speculation. So, It might be tough to validate my assertion that Silbury Hill was created around twelve,000 a long time ago.
However it before long grew to become obvious, with quite a few discoveries, e.g. precise chalk blocks, substantial parts of sarsen stone at the summit, chambers inside, flint flakes at the centre and a uniform sheet of material masking The bottom of the construction, that Silbury Hill is one area in excess of a chalk mound. In truth new proof details towards the unique probability that Silbury Hill was initially a white pyramid and what we see nowadays is the remains of a pyramid mound?
English Heritage taken out huge parts of sarsen stone with the major of Silbury Hill in 2020.
“The invention of large pieces of sarsen stones close to the major of the final phase with the monument has also been a surprise. Given the Practically certainly religious and ceremonial nature of Silbury, it is probably going that these stones experienced some symbolic value, possibly representing the spirits of useless ancestors”.
Newspaper quote from Jim Leary, Archaeologist, English Heritage The Independent Thursday twenty five October 2020
English Heritage designed no endeavor to determine the dimension, condition along with the composition of An additional extremely important bit of evidence an unbroken and uniform membrane/sheet of dim brown butter textured content, 5mm thick and stone absolutely free, which appears to address The bottom of this chalk development. Samples were being despatched to Arizona College plus they proposed it could possess the Attributes of a form of Mica termed Illite which were ‘softened’ by drinking water seeping by way of the development over the various hundreds of years.
If we look more afield, It appears Silbury Hill is sharing scientific options and properties with a lot of pyramids and pyramid mounds found on each continent on the planet. It appears from ongoing significant scientific study, notably While using the Egyptian pyramids, that these pyramid structures were used as multifunctional Strength resources changing the purely natural move of ionic present day into electrostatic electrical energy and through crystalline stone transducers for example granite and sarsen into other varieties of Vitality which include magnetic, seismic and air purification (Bionizer) Homes.
So, there are various convincing scientific and non scientific clues to propose that Silbury Hill is one area over a heap of chalk.
It is likely there might are already many hundreds of very similar constructions to Silbury Hill During this massive ancient Wessex intricate a lot of that have since disappeared. Intriguingly, at 4,five hundred decades ago, there is absolutely no evidence of the inhabitants necessary With this place at this time to create the ancient constructions and megaliths for instance Stonehenge!
Even though it was poorly broken through the Saxons who smashed the massive sarsen cap to create way for a look out submit and afterwards by a series of tunnels dug by so termed archaeologists, it seems Silbury Hill survived due to its dimension, placement as well as the progressively grassing more than from the monument by character.
The Romans, who had a settlement within sight to Silbury Hill, needs to have created some drawings or mosaics of what was an impressive structure presently. With any luck , someplace in certain stately residence or museum is hidden this type of file?
Or maybe we have to anticipate the progress of science such as Floor Penetrating Radar Gear connected to satellites to uncover untouched historical web pages to become researched very carefully and open up mindedly with the latest forensic science strategies?