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. The figure has been shown to date back some 3, 000 years, to the Bronze Age, by means of optically stimulated luminescence dating carried out following archaeological investigations in 1994. These studies produced three dates ranging between 1400 and 600 BC. Iron Age coins that bear a representation comparable to the Uffington White Horse have been found, supporting the early dating of this artifact; counter suggestions that the figure was fashioned in the Anglo-Saxon period now seem untenable. Numerous other prominent prehistoric sites are located nearby, notably Wayland's Smithy long barrow. The Uffington is by far the oldest of the white horse figures in Britain, and is of an entirely different design from the others.
© DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
RS-273 Apadana Palace, Persepolis, Iran
Apadana Palace, Persepolis, Iran.
Began by Darius the Great and completed by his son Xerxes I 30 years later in 480 BC, the palace was used by The King of Kings for official audiences. It had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60 m long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19 m high with a square Taurus and plinth. The tops of the columns are sculpted in animal forms such as two headed bulls, lions and eagles.
Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway.
© Robyn Stewart/ardea.com
Crowcombe Church, Somerset
A GWR Publicity interior view of The Church of the Holy Ghost, Crowcombe in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, c.1920s. The church is Grade I listed and lies on the site of a Saxon church. The church is known for the intricate carvings on the ends of the pews.
© STEAM Museum of the GWR
1920s, Carving, Church, Church Of The Holy Ghost, Crowcombe, Interior, Pew, Quantock Hills, Somerset, Village