Iron Coffin Mummy on PBS


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


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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Thanks for checking out my website. I’m happy to have this forum to explore and expand on topics related to Fisk coffins and associated people, places and events. I want to begin by explaining what I find so fascinating about Fisk coffins. To me, they’re way more than just cool-looking coffins that naturally preserve human […]

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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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