The Cerne Abbas Giant

This is the fantastic Cerne Abbas Giant, a 55 metre (180 foot) high chalk figure carved into a hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas, England. In his right hand the giant holds a 36.5 metre long club, and of course it’s impossible to miss that the Cerne Abbas Giant is, uh.. giant in every way. Like many chalk figures carved into the English countryside, the Cerne Abbas giant is often thought of as an ancient creation – however, its history can’t actually be traced back further than the late 17th century – making it (a relatively sprightly)…

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