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westofyou
08-01-2011, 04:56 PM
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110731/NEWS01/110801008/Mariemont-serpent-mound-could-world-s-largest?odyssey=mod|mostview

Mariemont serpent mound could be world's largest



This serpent mound is 2,952 feet long, more than twice the length of the celebrated Great Serpent Mound in Adams County, which many believe to be the largest serpent effigy in the world.

“This Mariemont serpent mound is much better preserved than the one in Adams County, which was largely reconstructed,” Tankersley said. “The fact that this much of the Mariemont earthwork survives is miraculous.”

Part of the mound along Miami Bluff Drive is about 7 feet high, close to the original height of the entire earthwork when it was built, he said. Most of the remnants are about 3 feet high.

Roy Tucker
08-01-2011, 09:05 PM
http://cmsimg.nky.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20110731&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=110801008&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0

Redsfaithful
08-01-2011, 09:59 PM
Can't Adams County have anything?

wolfboy
08-01-2011, 10:22 PM
Can't Adams County have anything?

:laugh:

AtomicDumpling
08-02-2011, 04:29 AM
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110731/NEWS01/110801008/Mariemont-serpent-mound-could-world-s-largest?odyssey=mod|mostview

Mariemont serpent mound could be world's largest

How come I have never even heard of this thing before? Pretty cool. The one in Adams county looks a lot more like a serpent.

dougdirt
08-02-2011, 03:24 PM
How come I have never even heard of this thing before? Pretty cool. The one in Adams county looks a lot more like a serpent.

It actually was just found.

westofyou
08-02-2011, 03:29 PM
http://cmsimg.nky.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20110731&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=110801008&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0

red marks my old home

dougdirt
08-02-2011, 03:54 PM
red marks my old home

Why didn't you ever discover this mound?

westofyou
08-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Why didn't you ever discover this mound?

The part near my home runs along the bottom of a bluff that drops about 100 feet, into the woods, I suppose it's really covered. The part with the circle is down by the pool, that is where I believe the initial discovery was.

dougdirt
08-02-2011, 04:04 PM
The part near my home runs along the bottom of a bluff that drops about 100 feet, into the woods, I suppose it's really covered. The part with the circle is down by the pool, that is where I believe the initial discovery was.

Yeah, I imagined that it was pretty well hidden since it has gone undiscovered this long.

Roy Tucker
08-03-2011, 08:35 AM
red marks my old home

Maybe this accounts for your mystical qualities. The vibes were always in the air.

:)

wolfboy
08-03-2011, 10:06 AM
Just discovered? It sits perpendicular to Mound Street! :D

SunDeck
08-03-2011, 11:54 AM
There is a perfectly circular mound outside Yorktown, IN that was only recently determined to be a possible earthen mound. It's even more obvious than this thing.

oneupper
08-03-2011, 03:24 PM
I liked one of the comments.


Could someone please explain to me the difference between an archeological site, and a frickin' pile of dirt?

Blimpie
08-03-2011, 09:06 PM
red marks my old homeMan, if you only had one more of those houses, you could have exchanged them for a hotel on Marvin Gardens.

:cool:

TeamCasey
08-04-2011, 06:33 PM
TY Woy. :) I spent my lunch hour reading up on serpent mounds. (I'm from NY and didn't know what they were.) Interesting.