History - Prehistory

8 important questions on History - Prehistory

In Wiltshire you can find two spectacular examples of prehistoric monuments. Which are they?

Silbury Hill, the largest burial mound in Europe and Stonehenge.

Which culture dominated throughout the N-W European Islands 2,000 years ago and which examples of its remnants are there?

The Iron Age Celtic culture and the remnants are: the astonishing architecture in Wiltshire (south-west Of England) Silbury Hill and Stonehenge.

What is Silbury Hill?

Largest burial mount in the UK, also the largest of Europe

For which people do the prehistoric monuments in Wiltshire have an importance?

For some people with inclinations towards mysticism and esoteric religion.

What is the chief significance of the prehistoric period for people in Britain today?

It's sence of mystery. It is important to people with inclinations towards mysticism and esoteric religion. Celtic society had a priestly caste called Druids. Today there is the order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

What are the two mysteries of Stonehenge and how was it used?

  1. How it was ever built with the technology of that time.
  2. Its purpose: it appears to function as astronomical clock. 

It was used by the Druids for ceremonies marking the passing of the seasons.

What is Magna Carta?

a historic document

Where is Handrian's Wall?

On the English and Scottish border

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