Against All Odds, England’s Massive Chalk Horse Has Survived 3,000 Years | History | Smithsonian

 

By Emily Cleaver

SMITHSONIAN.COM JULY 6, 2017

If you stand in the valley near the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire, England, and look up at the high curve of chalk grassland above you, one thing dominates the view. Across the flank of the hill runs an enormous white, abstract stick figure horse cut from the chalk itself. It has a thin, sweeping body, stubby legs, a curiously long tail and a round eye set in a square head.

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