What a Prehistoric Monument Reveals about the Value of Maintenance

The White Horse of Uffington has been continually cared for for over 3,000 years

Ahmed Kabil
Long Now
Published in
6 min readSep 5, 2019

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Members of Long Now London chalking the White Horse of Uffington, a 3000-year-old prehistoric hill figure in England. Photo by Peter Landers.

Imagine, if you will, that you could travel back in time three thousand years to the late Bronze Age, with a bird’s eye view of a hill near the present-day village of Uffington, in Oxfordshire, England. From that…

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