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Holborn Plat
@Ronrybs (7392)
London, England
February 1, 2017 9:27am CST
Holborn gets its name from the old English 'holh' meaning hollow and 'burna' meaning stream. The station standing close to where the, now subterranean, River Fleet flows to the Thames. In 1933 the British Museum station closed and new Central Line platforms opened at Holborn, 100 yards away, the following day, making this station the stop for the museum. The photo shows panels on the Central Line platform, depicting artefacts from the Egyptian collection at the British Museum.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Feb 17
I haven't stopped off at Holborn for years. The panels are fascinating. I would recommend that tourists to London visit the British Museum. Was the River Fleet covered over to prevent disease?
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 17
I remember Holborn station, I loved to visit the British Museum.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
I believe there is a bit of controversy about the Egyptian collection with some saying items were more or less stolen. I think some have been 'gifted' back now.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
2 Feb 17
Many items were stolen by Lord C. who still has many in the castle where Downton Abbey was filmed. He basically cleared out King Tut's tomb. I taught it and then got to visit his tomb.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
@DianneN We were advised to visit other tombs which were more highly decorated (so we were told) than King Tut's. Tomb-robbing was common in those days.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
2 Feb 17
A bit of an understatement! I do like being able to see the artefacts, but do think about them being a long way from home
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@pgntwo (21959)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Feb 17
I thought the museums were accessed via South Kensington station, on the Piccadilly line...
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
2 Feb 17
That is right for the Science, Natural History and V&A. The Sloane is anther reachable from Holborn
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@pgntwo (21959)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
2 Feb 17
@Ronrybs Never alighted at Holborn, that I can recall. Noted, though - last museum we visited in London was the Horniman, followed by the breakneck double-decker bus ride from hell back to Vauxhall :)
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
How cool. The only train stations I've been in here are just train stations, although I did see some pretty cool ones in Germany.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Feb 17
I saw one in Paris called Stalingrad, but there was nothing there to say why it had that name. Luckily I am a history buff!
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• China
2 Feb 17
Some collections of historical relics there must be beyond price.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
2 Feb 17
I dread to think what the insurance would be!
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
2 Feb 17
We visited the British Museum on our last wonderful visit to London. Seeing the Rosetta Stone and the Egyptian display was what prompted our trip to Egypt.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
2 Feb 17
I'm a big fan of the BM. Most of my trips to Town I end up there.
@JohnRoberts (60999)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Feb 17
I remember this stop and the displayed artifacts. I always visited the museum when in London.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
1 Feb 17
I love the British Museum, so much so, I have become a friend of the museum and get into the exhibitions and special events
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