monumental mound

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A large conical‐shaped mound of earth and stone dating to the 2nd or 3rd millennium bc, often carefully constructed with internal revetments, surrounded by a substantial quarry ditch, and in some cases an outer bank. The whole structure is generally more than 150 m in diameter, and most are associated with henge enclosures. The largest example in Britain is Silbury Hill, Wiltshire.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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