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London was a sub-tropical paradise

London was a sub-tropical paradise
trefwoorden: Engeland - Londen - subtropisch
New evidence found by scientists at the Natural History Museum confirms that 55.5 million years ago London was a sub-tropical paradise
In a site dug up for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, palaeontologist Dr Jackie Skipper has uncovered fossils of oysters, shark teeth and exotic palm trees.
It is the largest find of its sort since the nineteenth century, and provides a snapshot of the life and landscape of the capital millions of years ago.
During the period the fossils date from, much of what is now north-west Europe was under a shallow sea, with probably only the Midlands, West Country and Scotland above sea level.

Lees verder bij: Ananova (4 september 2003)