Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Summer Solstice

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Thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge for the summer solstice, greeting the sun with cheers as it rose over the neolithic monument.

This year marks the first time members of the public have been allowed to attend the solstice in person since 2019 – with the last two years’ events streamed online because of the pandemic.

English Heritage said 170,000 people from around the world watched the solstice online this year. It is believed that solstices have been celebrated at Stonehenge for thousands of years.

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In This Story: Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons.

Vital Details about Stonehenge

  • Address: Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
  • Construction started: 3000 BC
  • Height: Each standing stone was around 4.1 metres (13 ft) high
  • Founded: Bronze Age
  • Materials: Sarsen, Bluestone

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