The sun rises above the stones of Stonehenge, Wiltshire at dawn, Thursday June21 2001. Thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge this morning to peacefully celebrate the summer solstice. * The historic site was opened to the public for only the second year in over a decade - when an exclusion zone was set up following clashes between the police and New Age Travellers. And, although some 14,500 people visited the sacred stones this year, police say they made just five arrests - for minor drugs offences - and English Heritage branded the event a major success. 17/02/04: A public inquiry into the controversial re-routing of roads around Stonehenge opens. The proposed scheme aims to resurrect the iconic ancient monument from its label as 'a national disgrace' by removing a main road and boring a tunnel under the protected site instead.
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