thinking about archaeology

Old Sarum in the snow

I had to visit the museums in Devizes and Salisbury yesterday (hence the cathedral photos), in connection with an exciting little exhibition I’m helping with, as a guest of directors David Dawson and Adrian Green respectively (I earlier referred to British Museum curators as heroic: the challenges they face pale beside those of being responsible for internationally significant collections with such small resources). Going home, I passed a snow-covered Old Sarum with a red sun just falling below the horizon. The light was lovely, but very cold, as it was when I took this photo around midday from the west, the contours of the iron age hillfort and the medieval castle mound in the centre brought out by the dusting of white.

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