Stone Henge is one of the great mysteries of history. Located in the British countryside, the giant stones make visitors wonder just why they are there and who arranged them just so? Well it turns out that who arranged them just so was English Heritage about 50 years ago.
Between 1901 and 1964, almost all the stones were restored in a series of makeovers. Pictures show workers moving stones around with heavy machinery.
Considering the monument's value is greatly linked to it's ancient layout, you can see why this could be a problem. And why it was kept out of the guidebooks. Until recently, this restoration was essentially glossed over.
However, the brochures and guidebooks are being rewritten to include the "forgotten years" of the restoration. To be fair, workers didn't completely make up the layout, but they did move the stones to reflect where they thought they were supposed to be. Not quite historically accurate.