Tag Archives: archaeology

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 #293 — digging at the Maxwell Museum

A unique scene for most museums — a life-size recreation of an archaeological dig, on display at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #289 — statue of Sekhmet

Carved from black granite during the Third Intermediate Period (1069-656 BCE), it’s Sekhmet in the Field Museum… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #280 — Pompeii Terracotta Oven

Another interesting piece of life in ancient Pompeii — a portable terracotta oven… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #277 — Ducks and Rabbits

A Mimbres Black-and-white bowl at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in Albuquerque, New Mexico… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #269 — Olmecs in Texas

Imagine my surprise at discovering an Olmec head during a recent visit to the campus of the University of Texas at Austin! Continue reading

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Casual Friday — moving the moai

Everybody who’s ever seen the huge stone heads (moai) of Easter Island has wondered how they could possibly have been moved into place… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #242 — Chimney Rock National Monument

Today you get a quick overview of the U.S.’ newest National Monument — Chimney Rock, in southwestern Colorado…

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The scientific tourist #212 — leaning into it

Today’s photo comes to you from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence (Museo Archeologico Centrale dell’ Etruria); it’s a fragment of limestone, originally from the palace of Sennacherib in Ninevah…

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