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Iron Coffin Mummies - speaking engagement Nov 2018

University of Indianapolis Lecture Series | Nov 16, 2018s

AMERICAN MUMMIES: THE INDUSTRIAL BIRTH OF THE ETERNAL DEAD November 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Lilly Performance Hall University of Indianapolis University Lecture Series: Scott Warnasch You are invited to the University of Indianapolis for this fascinating lecture as Forensic Archaeologist Scott Warnasch discusses his most recent episode of “Secrets of the Dead – The […]

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Full Show Now Streaming! PBS Secrets of the Dead episode “Woman in the Iron Coffin”

US | Full Length Episode View on the PBS website UK | Full Length Episode View on the TPT/PBS website

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Daily Mail: Identity of perfectly preserved black woman found in NYC buried in an iron coffin wearing knee-high socks is revealed to be …

… 26-year-old who died from smallpox in 1851 and was laid to rest in church founded by first generation of free African-Americans Construction workers in 2011 discovered the human remains buried under an abandoned lot in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, New York The body was in such good condition they called 911 fearing a […]

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MetroFocus Interview Airing on Local TV stations Wednesday Oct 3.

Tune into MetroFocus on these local channels for an interview of Scott Warnasch.  WLIW – 5pm, 7pm and 11pm  NJTV – 5:30pm THIRTEEN – 6pm

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The SUN: Identity of mystery woman buried in iron coffin finally revealed…

FORENSIC experts have uncovered the identity of a 150-year-old woman whose small pox-ridden corpse was found preserved in an iron coffin in New York City. Construction workers assumed they had hit a pipe when they first came across the mysterious casket while digging a pit in Elmhurst, Queens on October 4, 2011. Read Full Article […]

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PBS Secrets of the Dead “The Woman in the Iron Coffin” Trailer

Premieres Wednesday, October 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Streams October 4 via pbs.org/secrets and PBS apps Synopsis On October 4, 2011, construction workers were shocked to uncover human remains in an abandoned lot in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, New York. So great was the level of preservation, witnesses first assumed they had […]

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New York Post: Secret identity of 150-year-old body found in NYC revealed

On the afternoon of Oct. 4, 2011, a backhoe dug into an excavation pit in Elmhurst, Queens, and struck iron. Construction workers assumed they had hit a pipe. But when the claws of the backhoe emerged from the ground, it was dragging a body clothed in a white gown and knee-high socks. Scott Warnasch, then […]

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Woman in the Iron Coffin Featured on DIG Podcast: Slavery and Freedom in New York City

From Dig Podcast: “Today, we’re really excited to have an extra special episode for you. We’re honored to present this episode in conjunction with the PBS series, Secrets of the Dead. Coming up this October, Secrets of the Dead will be airing the story of the Woman in the Iron Coffin, in which a team of death […]

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Secrets of the Dead episode: The Woman in the Iron Coffin airs on PBS Oct 3 and will be available for streaming beginning Oct 4th

Premieres Wednesday, October 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Streams October 4 via pbs.org/secrets and PBS apps Synopsis On October 4, 2011, construction workers were shocked to uncover human remains in an abandoned lot in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, New York. So great was the level of preservation, witnesses first assumed […]

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‘Tomb Raider’ Mummy Disease is “In the Realm of Possibility” says Scientist

from: Inverse.com The enduring legacy of Tomb Raider is that people still mistakenly believe that opening ancient coffins is in any way a good idea. In the new film, Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft and her foes battle over the tightly sealed sarcophagus of Himiko, a (real-life) third-century Japanese queen who was supposedly able to kill […]

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Mummy Scan – Facebook Live March 2018

Have you ever seen a virtual autopsy? Now’s your chance! 

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Bringing Stories of the Deceased to Life

William Paterson University Alumni Magazine Spring 2018 In 2005, as Americans affected by the tragedy of 9/11 were trying to rise above the horror that befell our nation, Scott Warnasch ’91 was just starting to dig into it… View Full article: http://wpmagazine.freeflowdp.com/  

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New Jersey Monthly: Newark’s Mummies Raise Many Grave Questions

A tenacious archaeologist unravels the mystery of Newark’s mummies. When forensic archaeologist Scott Warnasch started digging at the future site of Newark’s Prudential Center in 2005, he was prepared to find skeletal remains. What he didn’t expect were two 19th century cast-iron coffins—or the 150-year-old mummies they contained. Before it was home to the New Jersey Devils, […]

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Lady of Queens in The Village Voice

160 Years Later, the Iron Coffin Lady of Queens Will Finally Be Laid to Rest Five years ago, a crew of construction workers stumbled on something unexpected while working on a new apartment complex in Elmhurst, Queens: An IRON COFFIN. Inside was a woman so well-preserved investigators initially mistook her for a recent homicide victim. […]

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Spectrum News – NY-1 | 60-Year-Old Mummy Discovered in 2011 in Queens Being Laid to Rest

160-Year-Old Mummy Discovered in 2011 in Queens Being Laid to Rest This Weekend A 160-year-old mummy is being laid to rest again this weekend after her unbelievable discovery in Queens five years ago. NY1’s Ruschell Boone filed the following report. Pastor Kimberly Detherage and some parishonners at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church are planning […]

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Research included in academic publication & presented at CDC

Portions of my research were included in an academic publication titled “Poxvirus viability and signatures in historical relics” authored and presented by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the 15th Annual Congress on Infectious Diseases and published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases 2013. Read Full Article Here:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/2/13-1098_article

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Nature Magazine: | Infectious Disease: Smallpox

The story was included in the April 2014 issue of Nature Magazine, in the article, ͞Infectious Disease: Smallpox Watch,” http://www.nature.com/news/infectious-diseases-smallpox-watch-1.15115 and later included in Scholastic Science World’s article, ͞The Mummy͛s Curse

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