Iron Coffin Mummy on PBS

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The photo above shows some of the team at the Smithsonian Institute assembled in 2009 to analyze the bodies of Mary and William. In lab coats from left to right are subject experts Dr. Kari Bruwelheide; Dr. Arthur Aufderheide, MD; Elizabeth Eubanks; Carol L. Kregloh; and Dr. Larry Cartmell, MD. Photo by Chip Clark

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Understanding the lives and deaths of the iron coffin mummies required the generous efforts of many subject experts from a variety of disciplines, including digital scanning and radiography, physical anthropology, epidemiology, textile analysis, genealogy, and isotope analysis. Over time, this site will highlight aspects of the scientific analysis, including interviews with the scientists.

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