Thursday, June 21, 2012
The sun rises from a rocky crest filled with astronomical stone markers at the ancient megalithic observatory of Kokino, soon after sunrise, early morning on June 21, 2012 - the day of the Summer solstice. The ancient astronomic observatory, located about 100 km northeast of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, dates more than 4.000 years back in time. It is ranked by NASA as the fourth ancient observatory in the world.
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