Parks, Leon, New Statesman (1996)
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LONDON BEFORE LONDON
A new prehistoric gallery that casts light on life in the Thames Valley over half a million years ago. In the centre of the gallery is a 'river wall' featuring almost 500 objects recovered from the banks of the Thames, reflecting its role as a source of food, and water for washing and cooking, an alter for religious sacrifices and the last resting place for the dead.
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Tel: 020 7600 3699. London Wall EC2. Mon-Sat 10am-5.50pm. Sun l2noon-5.50pm.
An exhibition inspired by London's Great Smog opened at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine exactly 50 years to the week that saw the capital devastated by one of the greatest environmental disasters in history. For a wholeweek in l952, beginning on 4 December, London suffered its worst ever smog when levels of sulphur and particulates reached lethal concentrations, leading to the deaths of up to 12,000 people. Haifa …
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Publication information: Article title: Events. Contributors: Parks, Leon - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 132. Issue: 4620 Publication date: January 13, 2003. Page number: 62. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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