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Iron Age Collection

Step back in time and explore the fascinating world of the Iron Age, a period marked by innovation and cultural transformation

Background imageIron Age Collection: Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, UK

Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, UK
The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk

Background imageIron Age Collection: Cleeve Hill 27646_030

Cleeve Hill 27646_030
Cleeve Hill camp, Gloucestershire. Iron Age hillfort on the edge of the Cotswold scarp. SO9825/75

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle J870379

Maiden Castle J870379
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Aerial view reconstruction drawing by Paul Birkbeck

Background imageIron Age Collection: Ingleborough Iron Age Hill Fort K100007

Ingleborough Iron Age Hill Fort K100007
INGLEBOROUGH IRON AGE HILL FORT, Yorkshire Dales. View across to the village of Ingleton, showing the Viaduct and Ingleborough Hill Fort behind

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron-age British Camp hill fort and the Malvern Hills in autumn, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Iron-age British Camp hill fort and the Malvern Hills in autumn, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIron Age Collection: Yeavering Bell Camp 28283_032

Yeavering Bell Camp 28283_032
Yeavering Bell, Kirknewton, Cheviots, Northumberland. Iron Age hillfort. Photographed in 2012. NHLE1006561

Background imageIron Age Collection: Caer Caradoc 21128_02

Caer Caradoc 21128_02
Caer Caradoc hillfort, Church Stretton, Shropshire. The Iron Age hillfort of Caer Caradoc covers an area approaching 6 acres and has commanding views over the surrounding landscape

Background imageIron Age Collection: Brean Down J890031

Brean Down J890031
BREAN DOWN, Somerset. Reconstruction drawing of Bronze Age huts, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron Age Silchester N080916

Iron Age Silchester N080916
SILCHESTER ROMAN CITY WALLS, Hampshire. The Iron Age town at Silchester, seen from the north looking towards the southern entrance. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Urmston

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron Age farming N080555

Iron Age farming N080555
OLD OSWESTRY HILL FORT, Shropshire. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper showing Iron Age arable cultivation

Background imageIron Age Collection: Cissbury Ring DP147648

Cissbury Ring DP147648
Cissbury Ring, Findon, South Downs, West Sussex. View towards the Iron Age hill fort. List entry Number: 1015817

Background imageIron Age Collection: Old Oswestry 29446_035

Old Oswestry 29446_035
Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Shropshire. Photographed in June 2015

Background imageIron Age Collection: ROME: YOUNG WOMAN. Young woman gathering flowers: Roman wall fresco, 1st century A. D

ROME: YOUNG WOMAN. Young woman gathering flowers: Roman wall fresco, 1st century A. D
ROME: YOUNG WOMAN. Young woman gathering flowers: Roman wall fresco, 1st century A.D

Background imageIron Age Collection: Sandstone sculpture of a Yakshini, a benevolent tree spirit in Sanskrit mythology

Sandstone sculpture of a Yakshini, a benevolent tree spirit in Sanskrit mythology
INDIA: HINDU SCULPTURE. Sandstone sculpture of a Yakshini, a benevolent tree spirit in Sanskrit mythology, who looks after treasure hidden in the earth. 1st century A.D

Background imageIron Age Collection: Wroughton, Wiltshire US_7PH_GP_LOC209_V_5004

Wroughton, Wiltshire US_7PH_GP_LOC209_V_5004
WROUGHTON, Wiltshire. This vertical photograph (taken in 1944 by the US Army Air Force) shows Barbury Castle hillfort, RAF Wroughton (centre), and the village of Wroughton

Background imageIron Age Collection: Old Oswestry Hill Fort N080553

Old Oswestry Hill Fort N080553
OLD OSWESTRY HILL FORT, Shropshire. Aerial view reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of the fort in the Iron Age at the height of its occupation

Background imageIron Age Collection: Chysauster Ancient Village J910203

Chysauster Ancient Village J910203
CHYSAUSTER ANCIENT VILLAGE, Cornwall. General View

Background imageIron Age Collection: Aerial image of Badbury Rings, an Iron Age hill fort, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Aerial image of Badbury Rings, an Iron Age hill fort, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIron Age Collection: The Battersea Shield, Celtic, from early Iron Age in the first century AD

The Battersea Shield, Celtic, from early Iron Age in the first century AD, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIron Age Collection: Bratton Camp & White Horse N070972

Bratton Camp & White Horse N070972
BRATTON CAMP AND WHITE HORSE, Westbury, Wiltshire. Aerial view. Below an Iron Age hill fort, enclosing a much earlier long barrow, stands the Westbury White Horse

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle N060316

Maiden Castle N060316
MAIDEN CASTLE. Dorset. Iron Age hill fort. View of ramparts to south east from the west

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle 29548_014

Maiden Castle 29548_014
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Aerial view of the iron age hill fort

Background imageIron Age Collection: Uleybury Hillfort JEH_22023_12A

Uleybury Hillfort JEH_22023_12A
Uleybury Hillfort, Uley, Gloucestershire. This impressive hillfort which encloses an area of 13 ha was constructed around 400 BC. Photographed by Jim Hancock in June 1969

Background imageIron Age Collection: Inside an Iron Age house J870478

Inside an Iron Age house J870478
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Reconstruction drawing of interior of hut showing family life in the Iron Age

Background imageIron Age Collection: Cherhill Down, Wiltshire N072067

Cherhill Down, Wiltshire N072067
CHERHILL DOWN, Wiltshire. General aerial view showing the obelisk, hillfort (Oldbury Castle) and white horse

Background imageIron Age Collection: Brent Knoll 24572_017

Brent Knoll 24572_017
BRENT KNOLL HILLFORT, Somerset, ST340509 (RSM 24001). Aerial view. An Iron Age fort with multiple ramparts on a hill overlooking the Somerset Levels

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle K940060

Maiden Castle K940060
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Aerial view

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron Age Man and Woman J030114

Iron Age Man and Woman J030114
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing of an Iron Age man and woman with a Round House in the background, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageIron Age Collection: Celtic chariot J950023

Celtic chariot J950023
Reconstruction drawing of a horse drawn Celtic chariot and charioteer in Iron Age Britain by Chris Evans (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageIron Age Collection: Ploughing J910038

Ploughing J910038
Reconstruction drawing of family ploughing during the Iron Age by Judith Dobie, English Heritage Graphics Team. Farming

Background imageIron Age Collection: Aerial image of Battlesbury Camp, an Iron Age Hill fort, Warminster, Wiltshire

Aerial image of Battlesbury Camp, an Iron Age Hill fort, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIron Age Collection: Aerial image of Old Sarum, the original site of Salisbury with castle ruins

Aerial image of Old Sarum, the original site of Salisbury with castle ruins and cathedral foundations inside two high Iron Age banks (earthworks), Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIron Age Collection: Greek physician. Steel engraving, English, 1839

Greek physician. Steel engraving, English, 1839
HIPPOCRATES (c460-c377 B.C.). Greek physician. Steel engraving, English, 1839

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron Age farming J950067

Iron Age farming J950067
SILCHESTER ROMAN CITY WALLS, Hampshire. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper. Recent research suggests that Iron Age Silchester was much more of an organised large town than the rural settlement

Background imageIron Age Collection: Carn Euny Ancient Village N160024

Carn Euny Ancient Village N160024
CARN EUNY ANCIENT VILLAGE, Cornwall. Interior of fogou, viewed from the west

Background imageIron Age Collection: EARLY CHRISTIAN: CHRIST. Head of Christ, from the catacomb of St. Priscilla, Rome, Italy

EARLY CHRISTIAN: CHRIST. Head of Christ, from the catacomb of St. Priscilla, Rome, Italy. 2nd or 3rd century A. D
EARLY CHRISTIAN: CHRIST. Head of Christ, from the catacomb of St. Priscilla, Rome, Italy. 2nd or 3rd century A.D

Background imageIron Age Collection: HOMER: THE ODYSSEY. Odysseus shipwrecked. Drawing, c1918, by Willy Pogany

HOMER: THE ODYSSEY. Odysseus shipwrecked. Drawing, c1918, by Willy Pogany

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle JEH_22044_027

Maiden Castle JEH_22044_027
Maiden Castle, Dorset. The largest Iron Age hillfort in Britain, currently managed by English Heritage. Photographed in September 1970 by Jim Hancock

Background imageIron Age Collection: Liddington Castle 27618_002

Liddington Castle 27618_002
Liddington Castle, Swindon. Iron Age hillfort near the Ridgeway. SU2079/136

Background imageIron Age Collection: Carn Euny Ancient Village N070045

Carn Euny Ancient Village N070045
CARN EUNY ANCIENT VILLAGE, Cornwall. Aerial view

Background imageIron Age Collection: Aerial image of Danebury Ring, an Iron Age hill fort, Wiltshire, England

Aerial image of Danebury Ring, an Iron Age hill fort, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle J870381

Maiden Castle J870381
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Reconstruction drawing by Paul Birkbeck showing the Iron Age round houses

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron Age Roundhouse N070430

Iron Age Roundhouse N070430
CARN EUNY ANCIENT VILLAGE, Cornwall. Reconstruction drawing showing farmers and a herd of goats outside a roundhouse by Judith Dobie, English Heritage Graphics Team

Background imageIron Age Collection: Maiden Castle J900279

Maiden Castle J900279
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Reconstruction drawing by Miranda Schofield (English Heritage Graphics Team) showing round thatched houses in iron age settlement

Background imageIron Age Collection: Iron Age tribesmen J870382

Iron Age tribesmen J870382
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Reconstruction drawing by Paul Birkbeck of Iron Age warriors armed with slings

Background imageIron Age Collection: Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B. C

Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B. C
ANCIENT EGYPT: CHESS. Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B.C

Background imageIron Age Collection: Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship between weight

Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship between weight
ARCHIMEDES (c287-212 B.C.). Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship between weight and displacement of water. Woodcut, German, 16th century

Background imageIron Age Collection: BABYLON: ISHTAR GATE 600 B. C. Glazed enamel brick sirrush dragon from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon

BABYLON: ISHTAR GATE 600 B. C. Glazed enamel brick sirrush dragon from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, c600 B. C
BABYLON:ISHTAR GATE 600 B.C. Glazed enamel brick sirrush dragon from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, c600 B.C




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Step back in time and explore the fascinating world of the Iron Age, a period marked by innovation and cultural transformation. Journey to Uffington White Horse, a mesmerizing hill figure etched into the Oxfordshire landscape, serving as an enduring symbol of this ancient era. Venture further to the Iron-age British Camp hill fort nestled amidst the vibrant hues of autumn on Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, offering panoramic views that transport you back centuries. Immerse yourself in history at Ingleborough Iron Age Hill Fort K100007, where remnants of past civilizations stand tall against nature's backdrop. Feel the echoes of battles long gone at Maiden Castle J870379 or Caer Caradoc 21128_02, mighty fortresses that once guarded their respective lands with unwavering strength. Marvel at Cleeve Hill 27646_030 and Brean Down J890031, two sites that bear witness to human resilience and ingenuity during this transformative age. Discover Old Oswestry Hill Fort N080553, an archaeological gem shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Uncover tales from distant lands through a sandstone sculpture depicting a Yakshini - a benevolent tree spirit from Sanskrit mythology guarding hidden treasures beneath the earth's surface since the 1st century A. D. Explore Chysauster Ancient Village J910203; walk among its well-preserved ruins for a glimpse into daily life during this remarkable epoch. Witness craftsmanship at its finest with The Battersea Shield - an exquisite Celtic artifact dating back to early Iron Age Britain in the first century A. D. , showcasing intricate designs that captivate even modern eyes. Finally, delve into Iron Age farming practices depicted at N080555; gain insight into how our ancestors tamed nature's bounty to sustain their communities. The iron age beckons us with its enigmatic allure - join us on this journey through time as we unravel its secrets and celebrate humanity's indomitable spirit.