hill figure | engleski leksikon

1. hill figure


In Britain, any of a number of ancient figures, usually of animals, cut from downland turf to show the underlying chalk. Examples include the White Horses, the Long Man of Wilmington, East Sussex, and the Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset. Their origins are variously attributed to Celts, Romans, Saxons, Druids, or Benedictine monks.

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