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Edited Jan 10, 2013, 15:21
Re: tma discusses Silbury rationally?
Jan 10, 2013, 15:16
Steve M wrote:
EH's website:

"All the known voids inside Silbury Hill, and the crater on the summit, were then re-filled with 1,465 tonnes of chalk. The mound has now been restored to as near its original condition as possible. "

Hmmm... they seem to have forgotten the numerous metal struts from the Atkinson/BBC Tunnel that couldn’t be removed (for safety reasons) and were left behind, nor whether the small boulders such as these found within the monument were ever returned to their original position.

I guess you could say all that is water under the monument now (and I suppose it is) but, just for the record, EH’s version of what they’ve done to consolidate Silbury can be a little economical with the facts to say the least. Point made, time to move on and get the trespassing issue sorted.

English Heritage, don’t be as slow addressing this issue as you were when Silbury was so perilously threatened and very close to collapse. You are being watched, and you will be held to account if you mishandle this.
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