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Wandlebury (Hillfort) by Martin ‘The Buried Gods (after Lethbridge 1957)’ 46 x 21 cm.
A carved and enamelled representation of the Gogmagog chalk hill figures which were once visible at Wandlebury in Cambridgeshire. The giants were thought to have been ‘lost’ around 1850 by ploughing and tree planting but were rediscovered and partly excavated in 1954 by the archaeologist and parapsychologist T. C. Lethbridge and the findings published in his book ‘Gogmagog, The Buried Gods’ (1957). During his lifetime, Lethbridge’s work was met with scepticism and criticism from the academic community, but in more recent years was championed by the likes of Colin Wilson and Julian Cope. A visit to Wandlebury in July this year revealed a sloping field full of wild flowers, grasses and trees. There is very little sign that this place was once the site of ancient Gods of Albion, but below the surface, the Gogmagog giants lie, forever buried, forever sleeping.
Part of the 'Shambhala at Shambellie' exhibition at Shambellie House, New Abbey nr Dumfries. Runs from 17th to 29th August 2017.
Image Credit: Martin Wilson
Posted by Martin
24th August 2017ce
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Comments (2)

Did you make this as well.............absolutely superb! Hope they come further up Scotland one day. Thank you for showing them :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th August 2017ce
I did indeed drewbhoy- thank you! The furthest north my pieces currently are is in Kilmartin Museum Shop, but always looking for more opportunities to show 'em off! Posted by Martin
24th August 2017ce
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