Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill is the largest artificial mound in Europe, located near Avery, Wiltshire, South West England. Probably completed around 2400 BCE, it stands approximately 40 meters high and 160 meters wide, and its construction is estimated to have involved about 4 million hours of work. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Latitude: 51.415728400000
Longitude: -1.857430700000

Timeline of Events Associated with Silbury Hill

Date Event Manage
Aug 1849

Silbury Hill excavation

Photo of Silbury HillOn 3 August 1849, at a special meeting of the Archaeological Institute, Silbury Hill was opened and found empty of archaeological remains. On 25 September 1849, Silbury Hill was then sealed with an urn placed inside. Image: Photograph of Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, UK, by Greg O'Beirne. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.


Virginia Zimmerman, "On Accidental Archaeology"