If you were a few thousand years old, you'd probably be due for a makeover, too.
While not everyone agreed with the decision to renovate Britain's ancient Stonehenge, its new visitor facilities are now open to the public.
Don't worry, the ancient stone circle "still looks like a bunch of rocks."
The $44-million makeover was designed to "restore the dignity" of the UNESCO World Heritage Site by providing a visitor centre about 2.4 kilometres from the site. There, visitors can view an English Heritage exhibition about Neolithic life that includes a 360-degree "immersive experience" — a virtual recreation of Stonehenge that allows visitors to stand within the circle of stones — before entering a gallery displaying nearly 300 artifacts from the area.
Eventually, a recreated Neolithic village will also be part of the exhibition.
The centre officially opened on December 18, three days before the winter solstice, when thousands of druids and pagans annually gather to watch the sun rise in perfectRead More »from Stonehenge reopens after $44-million makeover