Glastonbury Tor

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Glastonbury Tor Avalon
Glastonbury about Myth and Archaeology
Glastonbury about Myth and Archaeology
Glastonbury Tor

Until two thousand years ago, the sea washed right to the foot of Glastonbury Tor, nearly encircling the cluster of hills. The sea was gradually succeeded by a vast lake. Although a peninsula, the Tor would have looked like an island from most angles of approach: an old Celtic name for Glastonbury is Ynys-witrin, the Island of Glass.Excavations on the Tor have revealed some Neolithic flint tools and Roman artifacts, indicating some use of the Tor since very ancient times. The terracing on the…[…]

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Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England

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As well as being associated to Avalon, King Arthur, The Holy Grail and Christianity, Glastonbury Tor sits on the St. Michael’s Ley, which has a Neolithic provenance, and is known as one of the celtic ‘Perpetual Choirs‘, said to maintain the spiritual integrity of Britain.

The primeval mound (surrounded by water) was a fundamental theme in prehistory, and Glastonbury was surrounded by water until the Somerset flats were drained in the 4th century. The  discovery of lake-villages and raised walkways connecting Glastonbury with the landscape illustrates that the hill was considered worthy of attention since prehistoric times.

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