Stonehenge
United Nations Geneva, 1992
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Whether Stonehenge was a stone-age astronomical observatory or not, alignments with the rising of the Sun and Moon are undoubtedly embodied in its construction and its mystery continues to fascinate. Stonehenge has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, and this stamp issued by the United Nations Geneva headquarters commemorates the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

Stanley Gibbons no. G212

Maldives, 1986
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Stonehenge at sunrise made a somewhat irrelevant appearance in the background of this portrait of Edmond Halley from the Halley’s Comet set released by the Maldive Islands in 1986. A group of visitors appears to be watching the midsummer sunrise between the stones.

Stanley Gibbons no. 1153

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