Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer solstice at Stonehenge

Picture by Matt Cardy. Getty Images

From, by John Roach: At sunrise on the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day of the year –the summer solstice- thousands of modern-day druids, pagans and partiers gather in the countryside near Salisbury, England, to cheer as the first rays of light stream over a circular arrangemente of stones called Stonehenge.
The original purpose of the ancient monument remains a source of academic debate. The large stones erected about 4000 years ago are aligned with the summer solstice sunrise, leading scholars to suggest a link to an ancient sun-worshipping culture.

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