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Maiden Castle N080428

Maiden Castle N080428


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Filename: N080428.jpg

Size: 4925 x 3694 (13.8MB)

Date: 6th May 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Staff Photographer

© Historic England

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Maiden Castle N080428

MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. View along the ramparts

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Media ID 1376180

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Defence Earthwork Iron Age Landscape Rampart Rural


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by James O. Davies transports us to the ancient and awe-inspiring Maiden Castle in Dorset, England. As we gaze upon this remarkable image, our eyes are immediately drawn to the imposing ramparts that stretch out before us, standing as a testament to the ingenuity and strength of those who once inhabited this Iron Age hillfort. The photograph beautifully captures the essence of this historic site, showcasing its rural setting against a backdrop of an expansive sky. The earthwork that forms the rampart is intricately detailed, revealing layers of history etched into its very foundations. It serves as a reminder of the defensive purpose it once served, protecting its inhabitants from potential threats. The landscape surrounding Maiden Castle is nothing short of breathtaking - rolling hills dotted with lush greenery create a picturesque scene that evokes both tranquility and curiosity about what lies beyond. This juxtaposition between defense and serenity adds depth to the photograph's narrative. James O. Davies has skillfully captured not only the physical attributes but also the intangible spirit embedded within these ancient walls. Through his lens, he invites us to reflect on our connection with history and marvel at how time has shaped our world. This print from Historic England serves as a window into another era - one filled with mystery and wonder - allowing us to appreciate both the architectural prowess of our ancestors and their harmonious relationship with nature's grandeur.

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