Category Archives: History

The scientific tourist #328 — Altar Q, Copan (west side)

This is the west side of Altar Q, from the ancient Maya site of Copan in Honduras. Or more accurately, it’s the west side of a very high-quality replica of the altar… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #327 — J47 jet engine

This week, for your perusal, I present a J47 jet engine — with its casing cut open for a better view of its internal structure… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 7/30 – 8/05

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals: Carnival of Space #365 Friday Ark #483 History Carnival #136 (some adult content) Morsels for the Mind — 01/08/2014 Possibly related posts (auto-generated list): Carnivalia — 2/26 – 3/11 Carnivalia — … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #325 — the coffin of Harwa

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago displays this coffin in an oddly understated way, packed in among a bevy of mummies and their grave goods. It belonged to a man named Harwa, who lived in the early 7th century BC… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 7/23 – 7/29

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for you: Carnivalesque #104 (history) Carnival of Space #364 Friday Ark #482 Morsels for the Mind Possibly related posts (auto-generated list): Carnivalia — 1/08 – 1/14 Carnivalia — 1/15 – 1/21 … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #324 — Quirigua’s Stela C

Courtesy of the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, it’s Stela C from the Maya site of Quirigua in Guatemala… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #323 — Honest John

On display here (seen at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an Honest John missile — a.k.a. an M31… Continue reading

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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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