Iron Age ‘town in the sky’ is revealed

From Wales Online: Iron Age ‘town in the sky’ is revealed.

From the air, its hidden tree-covered slopes give little clue to the settlement that existed there 3,000 years ago.

And its position in one of the quietest corners of the nation may seem a million miles away from the bustle of today’s towns and cities.

But historians have now described an ancient Iron Age hillfort in Mid Wales as the "Millennium Stadium of its day", after computer modelling revealed its true scale.

Going back to the time when Caractacus was the Iron Age King of Wales, experts say the Gaer Fawr hillfort in Guilsfield, near Welshpool, was once a multi-tiered "town in the sky" which would have been the equivalent of a modern-day skyscraper. [continue]