Readers' tips: Best stone circles and megaliths

ReadersStanding stones offer some of the world's most fascinating, and mystifying, tourist sights. Been there readers let us in on their favourites, from Orkney to South Korea

Archaeologist Claims 12,000-Year-Old Solstice Site in Clarke County

Archaeologist Claims 12,000-Year-Old Solstice Site in Clarke CountyBear’s Den Rock has captured the attention of travelers in the northern Shenandoah Valley since colonial times and for thousands of years before by the indigenous people who hunted and fished in the region. Now, a local archaeologist believes that the prominent outcrop just south of Virginia’s Route 7 in Clarke County is a part of a larger 12,000 year old celestial calendar used by Native Americans to mark the changing of the seasons.

Is Korea looking after its cultural heritage?

Is Korea looking after its cultural heritage?As has been the case in many countries, Korea’s cultural heritage has faced numerous threats in both ancient and modern times. Japanese colonization and invasions by other foreign powers saw thousands of artifacts taken from the country, many of which have never been returned. It is estimated that 74,434 artifacts remain overseas, 46 percent of which are in Japan

ETs on Earth are watching usETs on Earth are watching us

ETs on Earth are watching usETs on Earth are watching usThere are extraterrestrials living among us and some have been here a lot longer than we have. They are watching us. And the fact that the technology explosion dates from the Roswell incident is no coincidence.
These are among the hot topics that will be discussed at the first UFO Conference in Johannesburg next month.

Seeing with eyes wide shut: Ayahuasca inner visions

Seeing with eyes wide shut: Ayahuasca inner visions"In a hut, in a forest, in the mountains of Colombia, I am puking into a bucket. I close my eyes and every time my body convulses I see ripples in a lattice of multi-coloured hexagons that flows out to the edges of the universe." Vaughan Bell's description seems to be typical of the ayahuasca experience – at once unpleasant, frightening and enlightening.