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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 #297 — a date with Sue at the Field Museum

Should you ever find yourself in Chicago, you definitely owe it to yourself to carve out a few hours for a visit to the Field Museum. It’s got a wealth of exhibits, hands-on experiments for the kiddos, and front and center as soon as you gain admission, it’s got Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex. Continue reading

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