Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit

Devil’s Dyke
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Pre-roman empire
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An impressive earthwork dating back more than 2,000 years

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A Scheduled Ancient Monument and our most historic site. Devil's Dyke is an impressive earthwork. Even today, more than 2,000 years after its construction, it is up to 40 feet (12 metres) deep. Sir Mortimer Wheeler excavated the dyke in the 1930s and suggested it was the site where Julius Caesar defeated the resistance led by the local Catuvellauni tribe under Cassivellaunus. It is a very significant Iron Age monument and partly responsible for St Albans Museum's reference to Wheathampstead as "The First Capital".

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Date Created: 01/01/2012 01:01:01, by: Adam   Date last edited: 06/11/2013 11:10:48, by: adam

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