19 June 2008

Cerne Abbas Giant disappearing

"The chalk outline of the Cerne Abbas giant has become almost totally obscured from view by thick vegetation, because there is a shortage of sheep to keep the hillside trim... the situation has also been exacerbated by the damp spring, which saw double the average rainfall for the month of May, and encouraged the undergrowth to spread...

It is unclear exactly when the giant was carved into the hillside at Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, but the first documented mention was in 1694."

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