Origins | Winter 2013

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Astron Buildi Margaret Smith


All over the world the solstices and equinoxes have proved their importance in history over and over again. The winter solstice in particular plays an important role by signally the beginning of winter to ready populations across the world for the cold that will come. Since the winter solstice is a time of the year that is very important to keep track of, people from various civilizations have built monumental architecture that can show the time of the year.

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