Every year around 21st of December and 20th of June hundreds of people gather to Stonehenge to spot the fabulous attraction happening only twice a year - you can see how the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter stone, Heel stone and the rising sun to the northeast.

Similar alignments can be found at Newgrange, Ireland, Maeshowe, Scotland and other prehistoric monuments. Winter solstice was very important in the life of ancient communities since it was seen as the beginning of the deep winter, and in the same time the reversal of the days shrinking was giving some hope for people. Same is true for the Summer solstice

There are many streets in the cities which are aligned along the direction of rising sun of the solstice.

Stonehenge in New York City
Stonehenge in New York City


Stonehenge in Los Angeles
Stonehenge in Los Angeles


Stonehenge in London
Stonehenge in London


Stonehenge in Paris
Stonehenge in Paris


Stonehenge in Berlin
Stonehenge in Berlin


Stonehenge in Rome
Stonehenge in Rome


Stonehenge in Madrid
Stonehenge in Madrid


Stonehenge in Dubai
Stonehenge in Dubai


Stonehenge in Hong Kong
Stonehenge in Hong Kong


Stonehenge in Sydney
Stonehenge in Sydney


Stonehenge in Jerusalem


Stonehenge in Mecca


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