In advance of this year’s summer solstice, the overseers of Stonehenge instituted an alcohol ban and £15 parking fee. Now the attendance estimates for 2016 are in, and half as many people came as in 2015. Hmm—coincidence?
Turns out some high-profile women of the late Neolithic rest in only slightly disturbed peace at Stonehenge.
Before Punxsutawney Phil ever saw his shadow, druids were predicting the future using the position of the sun over Stonehenge. Or at least, one did so this year. Arch druid Rollo Maughfling says the fact that the sun rose over the ancient rock structure just as his winter solstice ceremony was ending is a good omen…
Archeologists have discovered evidence of a 4,200-year-old henge. It consisted of 24 massive timber obelisks, almost the same size as the standing stones at Stonehenge, and was located just 900 meters to the north-west of the site.