Summer Solstice 2014

Tuesday 17th, June 2014 / 16:57

The June solstice is coming up, occurring on Saturday the 21st.The word solstice is from the Latin word “solstitium”, meaning “sun-stopping”, because the point at which the sun appears to rise and set stops and reverses direction after this day.

Stonehenge and Avebury are two of the most visited places in England. Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site in Wiltshire England. It is one of the most famous sites in the world and one of the most dense complex of Neolitic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Over the centuries many have tried to solve the mysteries around Stonehenge, studying plans and drawings of this great remain of standing stones. Avebury stone circles are thought to have been constructed in neolithic times between 2500 to 2000 BC. While the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire attracts thousands of people who gather to celebrate the first day of the summer season, the Europe ‘s largest stone circle of Avebury is less crowded and offers a different experience.

The site of Stonehenge

The site of Stonehenge

The site of Avebury

The site of Avebury

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