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The Whimsical Flimsy

Cataloguing correspondence for the digitisation project may appear to be a dry old business, but in fact it’s often pretty interesting and every now and then it throws up a real gem of a letter. Below is a copy of a letter which caught our attention this week (typed on ‘flimsy’ paper – thin sheets […]

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An Avebury Story

By Dushyant Naresh (MSc Digital Archaeology, University of York) I’ve never really believed in magic, or the supernatural, or a higher power. But I have to admit that there is something undoubtedly magical about Avebury and the prehistoric landscape it is nestled in. Maybe it’s the size of the stones, or how large the circles […]

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The Avebury Papers: Artist brief

[First posted 18 September 2023; edited 21 November 2023] Our call for submissions closed at midnight, end of day Monday 20 November. You can find an archive version of the artist brief via this Google doc. But please note that we will not be accepting further submissions. To sign up to notifications regarding more Archaeology […]

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The curious case of Mrs St. George Gray and the West Kennet Avenue Axe (Part 1)

The inspiration for writing this blog came from finding an axe whilst trawling through the archive of weird and wonderful objects held in the Alexander Keiller Museum at Avebury. Most of the objects in the museum were found during archaeological excavations and are boxed along with crucial information on which excavation they were uncovered by, […]

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A witch visits Avebury?

One of the reasons I got involved with the Avebury project was because I am a Wiccan/Pagan, and the stones are an important spiritual site for those people following a similar spiritual path. I am particularly interested to learn when the site became a popular place for like-minded “Witchy folk” to visit. I am currently […]