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Politics, Propaganda and the Olympics

08 May 2012
Politics, Propaganda and the Olympics

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Livingstone, I tree-sume?

Amongst our deadly souvenirs is a souvenir piece from the tree under which the explorer David Livingstone's heart is buried.

Curatorial Curiosities

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodon

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodont: This is mid-19th Century, 1:30 scale model, designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to be reproduced life size for the grounds of Crystal Palace. This reconstruction assumed it leapt like a frog and was based only on fragments of jaw and teeth. The Labyrinthodontia are a diverse subclass of amphibians, common between about 390 to 210 million years ago. They evolved to fill many adaptive niches occupied by mammals and reptiles today.