Aerial Atlas of Ancient Britain
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Over 400,000 images from 1919 to the present day have been added to the tool, covering nearly 30% (about 15,000 square miles) of England, allowing people immediate digital access to Historic England’s nationally important collection of aerial photographs. I think our ancestors wanted them to be seen from the air,’ says Abram, ‘certainly the Neolithic ones, because I believe that a lot of Neolithic monuments were about connecting what was above the ground with what’s below. They thought deeply about the ground, the earth that we walk on.’ White Caterthun, Angus: Vitrified Iron Age hillfort in the northeast Highlands This breathtaking collection of aerial images reveals ancient monuments from all around the British Isles, as they have never been seen before: Neolithic enclosures, cairns and stone circles; Bronze Age villages, farmsteads, tombs and burial mounds; and Iron Age hillforts, all photographed in spectacular bird's-eye-view detail.
Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment. Find out about services offered by Historic England for funding, planning, education and research, as well as training and skill development. Visit beautiful Norwich Department store in the Heart of Norwich, or one of our branches in NorfolkThis breathtaking collection of aerial images reveals ancient monuments from all around the British Isles, as they have never been seen before: Neolithic enclosures, cairns and stone circles; Bronze Age villages, farmsteads, tombs and burial mounds; and Iron Age hillforts, all photographed in spectacular bird’s-eye-view detail.
Published in the UK since 1935, Geographical is the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).We're always happy to answer any questions or queries you might have, please get in touch using one of the methods below. Historic England holds an extensive range of publications and historic collections in its public archive covering the historic environment.
In these turbulent times, we’re committed to telling expansive stories from across the globe, highlighting the everyday lives of normal but extraordinary people. Stay informed and engaged with Geographical.Over the coming years, Historic England aims to expand the platform, as more of the six million aerial images in Historic England Archive are digitised. This is an inspiring way to discover the beauty and history of the British landscape, revealing the visible traces of our ancestors, from such famous monuments as Stonehenge to little-known gems that have never before been seen from the air. About the Author Second World War anti-invasion measures such as anti-aircraft obstructions (ditches and earthworks) at Hampton Court Palace in 1941, and images from the same year of RAF Kenley showing camouflaged runways.