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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 #314 — Pompeiian water cooler

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

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The scientific tourist #302 — Carcharodon tooth

On display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a tooth from the ancient shark Carcharodon… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #285 — guard dog

Seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, likely one of the most famous figures recovered from the ruins of Pompeii… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #283 — Cretaceous Sea Turtle

Recovered from the Niobrara Chalk formation (Logan County, Kansas), but on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science — it’s a Sea Turtle (Protostega gigas) from the Late Cretaceous, some 85 MYA… 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 #271 — Gargoyleosaurus

Coming to you from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s Gargoyleosaurus… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #262 — Diplocaulus

Another excellent fossil at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science — it’s Diplocaulus… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #260 — Gomphotherium phippsi

Brought to you from 13 million years back, courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s Gomphotherium phippsi… Continue reading

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