This strange white horse is on the side of a hill near Uffington in Berkshire in southern England. In many areas of southern England there is a white rock called chalk. It is very close to the surface and people made the horse by cutting away the grass which was on top. We know how they made it but we don't know who made it, when or why.This is not the only horse. There are over fifty horses and other figures in southern England, but most of them are quite modern so we know who made them. The Uffington horse, however, was probably the first one and is very old.
The horse might be the picture of a god of the early people of Britain. Some people believe that King Alfred the Great made it to celebrate his victory over the Danes in a battle in A.D. 871. Others believe that it may show an ichthyosaurus, an ancient sea creature. The best clue to its date, however, was when archaeologists discovered ancient coins from the first century B.C. which showed a very similar horse. They decided, therefore, that the Celtic people of Britain probably cut the horse before the Romans came to Britain.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH
1. ¿Qué otros sgnificados conocesde la palabra "chalk"?
2. ¿Cómo se hizo el caballo?
3. ¿Quién o quiénes lo hicieron?
4. ¿Es realmente un caballo?