Newgrange is an ancient temple constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.). It is older than Stonehenge in England and approximately 500 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. It is located in the Boyne Valley and has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Newgrange is known for the almost magical illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. This is a remarkable achievment considering the time when it was built.