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Avebury Prehistoric Site

Avebury Prehistoric Site, England

This afternoon, I am focusing on Avebury, an English village which sits at the heart of the largest henge monuments in Britain. The monument dates from the Late Neolithic period ( 3500 BC-2200 BC). Before venturing into the detail of the Avebury site it should be noted that Avebury should be viewed in context of the historic local landscape which features a significant number of important prehistoric monuments and sites starting with the Neolithic ( 4200BC to 3000 BC) then the Beaker Period (3000BC to 1700 BC) then the Bronze Age (1700 BC-1300 BC) and finally the Iron Age (650 BC-ad 43).  In addition to the Avebury Circles, other local sites of importance include:

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Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace

Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace, London

 This evening,  am focusing on what has become a major London tourist attraction, namely the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard which is a daily event.

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Today, I visited the quaint town of Ely which is located in the Fens, north of Cambridge. This town was founded in the 7th century by Etheldreda, a Northumbrian Queen and later became famous as site of the last (unsuccessfu) stand by Hereward the Wake against William the Conqueror in the 11th century.

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