The largest artificial mound in Europe is Silbury Hill, near
Avebury (Wiltshire). It covers 5 acres, 34 perches, and measures at the
base 2,027 feet; its diameter at top is 120 feet; its slope is 316
feet; perpendicular height, 107 feet; and it is altogether one of the
most stupendous monuments of human labour in the world.
Alyattes, in Asia Minor, described by Herodotus, is somewhat larger
than Silbury Hill.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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