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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, a portion of the land where the arena now sits was home to something else: a 400-space parking lot. And long before the automobile was invented…

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Newark’s Mummies Raise Many Grave Questions

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