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Filename: N060316.jpg

Size: 3402 x 5121 (11.7MB)

Date: 21st June 2006

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: English Heritage Images

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Maiden Castle N060316

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

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Media ID 485119

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Defence Earthwork Fortification Iron Age Landscape Rampart Rural


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Maiden Castle N060316: A Glimpse into the Past - An Iron Age Fortification in Dorset, England This evocative photograph by Alun Bull, captured by Historic England, offers a breathtaking view of Maiden Castle, an Iron Age hill fort located in Dorset, England. The fortification, a testament to ancient defensive structures, stands proudly against the backdrop of the rolling English countryside. Maiden Castle, one of the largest and most complex hill forts in Europe, is believed to have been inhabited from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman period. The ramparts in this image, a formidable earthwork, once protected the inhabitants from potential invaders. The intricate layout of the fortification, with its multiple ditches and banks, speaks to the advanced engineering capabilities of the Iron Age people. The landscape surrounding Maiden Castle is dotted with similar earthworks, a reminder of the rich archaeological heritage that lies hidden beneath the soil. The fortification's strategic location atop a hill provides a commanding view of the surrounding area, making it an ideal site for defense. As we gaze upon this image, we are transported back in time, imagining the daily life of the Iron Age community that once called this place home. The ramparts, now a tranquil part of the rural landscape, once stood as a symbol of strength and resilience. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of the rich history that surrounds us and the importance of preserving our heritage for future generations.

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