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Stonehenge: One of the Oldest Megalithic Structures on Earth

By |2018-11-20T02:11:11+03:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Stonehenge, in many peoples' minds, is the most mysterious place in the world. This set of stones laid out in concentric rings and horseshoe shapes on the empty Salisbury Plain, is, at the age of 4,000 years, one of the oldest, and certainly best preserved, [...]

Newgrange: A Megalithic Passage-Tomb

By |2018-10-31T15:08:44+03:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The [...]

Orion Constellation Myths

By |2018-07-20T11:59:06+03:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Orion is perhaps the most recognizable of all constellations. It's containing two of the night sky’s brightest stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse, it also straddles the celestial equator, meaning that it can be seen throughout most of the world, except near to the planet’s polar extremities. [...]

Summer Solstice History, Superstitions and Celebrations

By |2018-10-12T03:00:11+03:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. In the Northern Hemisphere it takes place between June 20 and 22, depending on the year. (The reverse is true in the Southern Hemisphere, where the longest day of the year [...]