Galileo's Missing Fingers Found In Jar

Two fingers cut from the hand of Italian astronomer Galileo nearly 300 years ago have been rediscovered more than a century after they were last seen, an Italian museum director said Monday.

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    The Galileo Galilei Airport, named after the famous astronomer who lived in the city, is situated right on the edge of Pisa. And it is credited as having a huge impact on the city's economy and tourism – and that of the Tuscan region and wider Italy.
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    Who can forget the tragedy of Galileo Galilei, the famous Italian scientist and astronomer who died under house arrest because he tried to figure things out instead of saying, “Meh, God is unknowable.” Of course, an Italian would probably say “Suvvia!
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  • Italian library director accused of stealing works by Galileo and other books
    In what is believed to be the biggest such theft for decades, Marino Massimo De Caro is accused of stealing a vast haul of rare books from the 17th century Girolamini Library in Naples, including works by Galileo Galilei, the astronomer. They included ...
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  • Galileo's fingers on display in Italian museum
    FLORENCE, Italy - Two of Galileo's fingers, removed from his corpse in the 18th century, have gone on display in a Florence museum dedicated to scientific discovery and now named after the astronomer. The Museum of the History of Science shut down for two ...
    06/7/2010 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Galileo's Lost Tooth, Fingers Found By Italian Collector
    ROME — Two fingers and a tooth removed from Galileo Galilei's corpse in a Florentine basilica ... Three fingers, a vertebra and a tooth were removed from the astronomer's body by admirers in 1737, 95 years after his death, as his corpse was being moved ...
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    Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to ...
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    Discover facts about the life of Galileo Galilei - the Italian astronomer, from his experiments and inventions to his death.
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    Galileo Galilei (Italian pronunciation: [ɡaliˈlɛːo ɡaliˈlɛi]; 15 February 1564 [3] – 8 January 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer ...
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    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian astronomer and physicist. Galileo is famed for his 1610 use of his telescope to discover the four largest moons of Jupiter.
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