Unveiling Newark’s earthen legacy

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The Great Circle Museum, part of the Newark Earthworks Museum. (Image courtesy of ohiohistory.org)

Central Ohio boasts captivating historical sites beyond its bustling cities. Journey back in time at the Newark Earthworks, a series of geometric mounds and enclosures built by the Hopewell culture thousands of years ago.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world.  Walk or bike the paths that wind through the mounds, marveling at the engineering feats of this ancient civilization.

While the purpose of the earthworks remains a mystery, they stand as a very powerful testament to the ingenuity and artistry of the Hopewell people who once thrived in central Ohio.

– Erin McIntyre with AI assist*

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