Category Archives: History

The scientific tourist #321 — SPAD XIII

Brought to you by the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona — it’s a SPAD XIII fighter… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #319 — Huehueteotl

Found in the ruins of Teotihuacan, and now on display in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, it’s Huehueteotl… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #316 — stela for Teti-nofer

A memorial stela dating from Egypt’s Late New Kingdom, now on permanent display at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #315 — Republic F-105B “Thunderchief”

Built for one role, but known historically for being used in an entirely different way, it’s a Republic F-105B “Thunderchief,” on display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #314 — Pompeiian water cooler

Another interesting sight in the “A Day in Pompeii” traveling exhibit, a water cooler… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 4/23 – 4/29

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure…. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #312 — Broken Arrows

Two interesting bits of history on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History — the casings of two bombs involved in the 1966 Palomares incident… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #310 — the Stuka

On display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois — it’s one of only two surviving Stuka dive bombers… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #309 — removed as part of NAGPRA

In the midst of a display of Mimbres pottery, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has this… somewhat passive agressive comment on NAGPRA… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 2/26 – 3/11

I missed last week, so this week you get a double-dose of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals… Continue reading

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