The Maps of Piri Reis

Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed i…more

The Spirit Photographs of William Hope

These photographs of ‘spirits’ are taken from an album of photographs unearthed in a Lancashire second-hand and antiquarian bookshop by one of the Museum’s curators…more

Operation Doorstep (1953)

Operation Doorstep was a Civil Defense test from 1953 in which blast and thermal effects were evaluated on mannequins, automobiles, and wooden frame houses….more

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