News Summary: Stonehenge gets modern-day revamp

News Summary: Major renovation aims to give Stonehenge ancient grandeur and modern facilities

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New Stonehenge visitor centre set to open

New Stonehenge visitor centre set to open

New Stonehenge visitor centre set to open

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WHERE ARE THE ROCKS?: Tourists visiting Stonehenge will now arrive at a gleaming new timber-and-glass visitor center some 1.5 miles from the prehistoric monument. The famous stone circle tucked into the rolling green landscape is nowhere to be seen.

RURAL LOOK: The idea is to return Stonehenge, 80 miles southwest of London, to its rural landscape.

MODERN TOUCH: The new center houses a 360-degree Cinerama-style "virtual tour" of the monument, along with an extensive exhibition about the Neolithic Britons who built Stonehenge starting 5,000 years ago. The $44 million renovation was funded partly through donations and partly through a levy on profits of Britain's national lottery.

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