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This solstice, try Stonehenge as therapy | Maggie Aderin-Pocock

The prehistoric peoples who built this amazing monument could teach us a lesson about connecting with the universe
Sunrise at Stonehenge, ‘undoubtedly one of the most important sites for contemplating the heavens’. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

When was the last time you stepped outside and looked up? It’s hard to find the time to do it, and even when we do, high-rise cityscapes, light pollution and – the bane of all astronomy – “cloud” often limit the view of what lies beyond. But perhaps it is something we are fundamentally drawn to do. Throughout time, people across the world have looked up and wondered what was out there. Cultures around the globe have built structures to augment their views

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