English Heritage and the archaeological institution imagine Silbury Hill to be a chalk mound. UNESCO describes it as the biggest artifical mound in Europe. Driving previous this historical monument at present it’s fairly simple to readily settle for this easy clarification.
Nonetheless, if we actually dig a bit deeper and look additional afield, is there one thing extra to Silbury Hill than only a chalk mound?
English Heritage goes additional to substantiate Silbury Hill to be a four,500 yr previous ceremonial chalk mound, impressed by "ritual" and constructed by our Pagan / Druid pre-Christian ancientors. The date is primarily as a result of archaeologist Professor Richard Atkinson following the dig, sponsored by the BBC, from 1968-1970, which produced a collection of archaeological packages. The TV collection was designed to extend the general public's consciousness of archaeology by making an attempt to disclose the interior secrets and techniques of Silbury Hill with the thrilling prospect, as they progressed by the hill, they could uncover a big golden statue of King Sil on horseback or another treasure On the middle of the hill.
It was no shock that no treasure was discovered. Nonetheless they uncovered an antler on the hill outdoors the doorway to the tunnel which was radiocarbon dated to four,500 years. As no thrilling artefacts' had been discovered within the making of the TV program the antler gained in prominence. One way or the other it was determined this antler was used within the building of Silbury Hill. The large irrational leap quickly adopted – Silbury Hill should even be roughly four,500 years previous – and in flip confirmed the doubtful date for Stonehenge at four,500 years previous !!
Apparently, Josh McDowell and Don Stewart at a Yale College examine yielded three completely different ages for a similar antler – 5,340 years, 9,310 years, and 10,320 years. What precipitated variations within the outcome could be defined – limestone contamination of the pattern. Did English Heritage selected a date to match the present age for Stonehenge and the way may they presumably understand it was used within the building?
Professor Atkinson didn’t make any notes to report his dig, however he did an interview in The Listener describe Silbury Hill as' an extremely sophisticated and extremely coloured layer cake 'and as a' wedding ceremony cake ', and the natural mound fashioned' A type of intense organic membership sandwich '- a clue to one thing greater than a random pile of chalk?
So, I used to be resigned to the truth that in our lifetime, we might be left with the Atkinson legacy and in my opinion the archaeological institution had critically misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated Silbury Hill.
However Atkinson left one other legacy, an unstable English Heritage monument, which precipitated a collapse within the vertical shaft dug by Edward Drax (with Cornish miners) in 1776. This produced a gaping gap on the high of the hill in Might 2000.
When the opening appeared some native researchers' aborted down the shaft and filmed some attention-grabbing discoveries – easy partitions and sharp corners indicating the presence of a chamber contained in the hill and important ranges of electrostatic electrical energy which destroyed a cell phone which had been accidently taken down into The shaft.
The invention of the chamber confirmed the expertise of Mrs LF Brooks from Pewsey, who spoke to the Marlborough Occasions in August 1962. She described how throughout the First World Warfare she used to stay very close to the hill and was informed by her mother and father that there have been Caverns inside. When the doorway caved in, in 1915, a tiny passage led to start with downwards after which altered course and proceeded upwards. Generally it forked, with a method resulting in a lifeless finish and the opposite to a cavern 'about as large as a room'. Past this there was one other cavern much like the primary: We took candles in with us and used to jot down our names on the ceiling with the candle smoke '. The entire system will need to have gone about three elements by the hill, 'she stated. 'And it was very scary … my brother would blow out the candle and I might be terrified.'
On the attention-grabbing query of power ranges at Silbury Hill, I met Dr Oleg Khavroshkin, Head of Nonlinear Seismology Lab, Russian Academy of Sciences, Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Bosnia in September 2008. With subtle scientific gear, he and his Staff had measured electrostatic power, magnetic fields inside and seismic waves emanating from the tip of the entire important pyramids in Egypt. He discovered that every pyramid had its personal distinctive transmission frequency.
So, the collapse of the shaft spurred English Heritage to embark on the Silbury Hill Conservation and Restoration undertaking in 2007/2008 and so started my critical analysis into Silbury Hill.
The most recent proof discovered throughout this undertaking in 2007/2008 by English Heritage archaeologists together with ants and bugs plus core samples taken from the hill in 2002 would additional affirm English Heritage's assertion that Silbury Hill was 4500 years previous. Nonetheless no forensic science strategies or cleanroom services had been employed within the removing of those samples from what’s a extremely contaminated and polluted hill! If this was a homicide scene, any proof can be deemed inadmissible!
Comparable from my investigations the Mollusc shells discovered deep contained in the hill which had been dated by the College of Mexico to over 12,000 years together with flint flakes of comparable date fount in pits on the high of the primary stage of the hill. Sadly this proof should even be deemed inadmissible as a result of contamination and hypothesis. So, it might be tough to substantiate my assertion that Silbury Hill was constructed round 12,000 years in the past.
Neverheless by no means quickly grew to become evident, with quite a few discoveries, eg exact chalk blocks, giant items of sarsen stone on the summit, chambers inside, flint flakes on the middle and a uniform sheet of fabric overlaying the bottom of the development, that Silbury Hill Is one thing greater than a chalk mound. In truth new proof factors to the distinct chance that Silbury Hill was initially a white pyramid and what we see at present is the stays of a pyramid mound?
English Heritage eliminated giant items of sarsen stone from the highest of Silbury Hill in 2007.
"The invention of huge items of sarsen stones close to the highest of the ultimate section of the monument has additionally been a shock. Spirits of lifeless ancestors ".
Newspaper quote from Jim Leary, Archaeologist, English Heritage The Impartial Thursday 25 October 2007
English Heritage made no try to seek out out the dimension, form and the composition of one other essential piece of proof – an unbroken and uniform membrane / sheet of darkish brown butter-textured materials, 5mm thick and stone-free, which seems to cowl the Base of this chalk building. Samples had been despatched to Arizona College and so they claimed it might have the properties of a type of Mica referred to as Illite which had been 'softened' by water seeing by the development over the various centuries.
If we glance additional afield, it seems Silbury Hill is sharing scientific options and properties with a number of pyramids and pyramid mounds discovered on each continent on Earth. It seems from ongoing scientific analysis, notably with the Egyptian pyramids, that these pyramid constructions had been used as multifunctional power sources changing the pure move of ionic present into electrostatic electrical energy and by way of crystalline stone transducers comparable to granite and sarsen into different types of power together with Magnetic, seismic and air purification (Bionizer) properties.
So, there are many convincing scientific and non-scientific clues to counsel that Silbury Hill is one thing greater than a heap of chalk.
It’s seemingly there could have been tons of of comparable constructions to Silbury Hill on this big historical Wessex complicated lots of which have since disappeared. Intriguingly, at four,500 years in the past, there is no such thing as a proof of the inhabitants required on this space at the moment to construct the traditional constructions and megaliths comparable to Stonehenge!
Though it was poorly broken by the Saxons who smashed the big sarsen cap to make method for a look-out put up and later by a collection of tunnels dug by so-called archaeologists, it appears Silbury Hill survived due to its measurement, place and the Progressively grassing over of the monument by nature.
The Romans, who had a settlement shut by to Silbury Hill, will need to have produced some drawings or mosaics of what was a formidable construction at the moment. Hopefully someplace in some fairly residence or museum is hidden such a report?
Or perhaps now we have to attend for the progress of science comparable to Floor Penetrating Radar Gear linked to satellites to unforgettable untouched historical websites to be studied fastidiously and open mindedly with the newest forensic science strategies?
Nonetheless, all claims to the age and goal of Silbury Hill can solely be speculated at the moment. Neverheless I might encourage readers to go to Silbury Hill to consult with the distinctive power of this historical website and kind their very own concepts and opinions – was Silbury Hill on the dawning of humanity and who had been the educated builders?