Beacon Hill, Iron Age hill fort near Burghclere, aerial photo
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aerial photograph of Beacon Hill, Iron Age hill fort near Burghclere, Hampshire England UK. The fort was constructed around 1000 BC and would have been home to up to 3000 people.The outline of some of their huts can be seen in the photograph. The name of the hill derives from the Beacon which was built on the summit and was one of a chain of beacons which gave warning of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The fenced off area seen in the photo is the grave of George Herbert, 5th Earl of Caernarvon famous for his discovery of Tutankhamun.