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Chaos

Throughout the day, we are forced to deal with numerous new impressions and experiences. In order to get to grips with the chaos that characterises the world ar...
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The god K’awiil

This pot was a funerary offering. It was offered in the grave as a sign of veneration of the ancestors.
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Greek statue of a woman

Art historians make use of these kinds of distinguishing external characteristics when ordering sculptures.
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Measuring cylinder

Bakelite owed its enormous success to a combination of properties: it is chemically inert, an electrical insulator and heat resistant (up to more than 400°C).
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Ifá divination bowl

Ifá refers to the mythical Orisha Ifa, the god of wisdom and intellectual development, who would predict the future.
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Knowledge

Humans are an inquisitive bunch. They want to understand why the world is the way it is. Science offers us a method to obtain objective and reliable knowledge,...
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'Ball and stick’ model of benzene

The German chemist Friedrich August Kekulé (1829-1896) owes his fame to the colourless liquid benzene.
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Beauchêne preparation of a long-horned beetle

In a Beauchêne preparation, an exoskeleton or skull is completely taken apart. Then each part is mounted back in the correct position but slightly separated fro...
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Simmental Cow

This Simmental cow is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s educational collection.
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Hat mould “conformateur”

Psychologists and neuroscientists are still searching for a link between the activity in certain areas of the brain and carrying out specific tasks.
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