Category Archives: Sci / Tech Tourism

The scientific tourist #330 — Mesa Verde Corrugated Gray

For your consideration this week, a large cooking pot from Mesa Verde in southern Colorado (on display at the History Colorado Center in Denver)… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #329 — Altar Q, Copan (top)

Last week, you got the west side of Copan’s Altar Q — today, you get to see the top… Continue reading

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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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The scientific tourist #326 — granularity

It’s been a while since I talked about White Sands National Monument — so today, let’s take a closer view of it. Here’s a very close-up look at the sands themselves… 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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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 #322 — Natural Bridge Caverns

Should you ever find yourself driving in Texas’ hill country, you’d be well advised to spend a few hours visiting the Natural Bridge Caverns… 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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