Unicorns and selfies at Stonehenge winter solstice – in pictures

Hundreds of people and a unicorn gathered at the Wiltshire stone circle for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere

JMW Turner’s Stonehenge: ancient stones and bloodthirsty skies

An image steeped in Romanticism, this painting was a commercial failure – but it’s now considered a milestone in the great artist’s career

From ‘druidical erection’ to Spinal Tap: a history of Stonehenge as tourist site

New ‘Stonehengiana’ exhibition created by archaeologist Julian Richards displays souvenirs and other ephemera charting history of site as tourist attraction since the 19th century.

Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe is an unprepossessing archaeological site in Northern Mesopotamia – the area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. No postcards of the site are on sale and no guidebooks. Indeed, the gatekeeper has only one book for sale and that’s an English translation of the work by Klaus Schmidt that first alerted the worldContinue reading “Gobekli Tepe”