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Where’s Jumbo?

A reader writes:

Dear Sirs,

I went to the British Museum’s world of Stonehenge exhibition recently and saw an elephant in the room. Ironically, it was in the form of something that wasn’t in the room. There were plenty of references to archaeological sites near Stonehenge that predate Stonehenge, but absolutely no mention of nearby Blick Mead despite it being nearly twice as old as Stonehenge and crucially significant.

English Heritage and Historic England etc have been ‘advising’ the museum and I do wonder if this puzzling omission is because they don’t want the public to know anything about Blick Mead’s importance or, more to the point, the widespread fear that the tunnel road project will dry out the site and destroy all the crucial carbon dating material?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Vanner, Cheltenham.

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