My contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Ancient.
I was considering various Roman and Medieval buildings I have photographed before deciding to go further back in time.
These photos are taken on Bickerton Hill in south Cheshire, England. This section of the hill is the site on an Iron Age hill fort known as Maiden Castle. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the ramparts defending part of the plateau where built around 600 BC. In reality this is an ancient landscape with very little of the hill fort left to see.
This photo shows the natural slope down from the plateau where the hill fort is situated. This escarpment forms part of the defenses of the fort, it’s a lot steeper than it looks in this photo.
What little remains of the defensive earthworks is hidden amongst the Silver Birch trees and Bracken.
In this photo I am standing in what would have been the north west corner of the hill fort with the escarpment in front of me and the remains of defensive earthworks hidden in the trees to my right.