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#31 Axman

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:27 AM

I feel that when a body is exhumed for historical significance, it is done respectfully. Think of the way that Egypt houses it's mummies in the museum of antiquities. Every mummy is catalogues and identified. After the spirit leaves the body there is just an empty shell. The physical body is just a package to carry the spirit. I wouldn't feel too bad if my remains were exhumed for similar purposes in the distant future. In fact when someone is an organ donor, aren't they allowing their remains to be messed with? Of course, it is done to help those that may need the spare parts! It's all the same to me.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 12:17 PM

In fact when someone is an organ donor, aren't they allowing their remains to be messed with? Of course, it is done to help those that may need the spare parts! It's all the same to me.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:24 PM

Wow! I learned a lot from this topic! I never knew they buried them in such caskets here in the states. I guess cause usually I heard about it happening in Europe more but never here. Thanks for posting all that information on those caskets people. :)

So the body was still preserved until the glass plate covering the face was broken? Reminds me of that one documentary on History Channel about those monks that found the lead casket on their grounds and opening it discovered the remains of a man of considerable height with a woman both embracing each other but the moment the air touched them they started to crumble to dust. It was supposedly believed to be King Arthur. And then there was that one about *I think* about the last wife of King Henry VIII's casket being found in a field, the casket dug up by a farmer who of course opened it to discover a beautiful preserved woman inside but as was the case, the moment the air touched it, it began to decay. It was believed to be Catherine Parr.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:38 PM

I totally forgot to mention that after posting this article, I was contacted by a writer about the source of the pictures of the Fisk Metallic Burial Case. She's writing a childrens' book about mummies and wanted to show how Egyptian funerary practices have influenced how we care for the dead over the last 3000 years. The book will released in the next few months, so I'll keep you updated. The author said she'll send me a copy when it comes off the press.

Tigger, in the case mentioned here, there wasn't much left of the body. Despite the ad copy of the day, metallic burial cases only delayed the process of decomposition. The photos in the blog I posted earlier should give you an idea of what was found by the medical examiner:

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:56 PM

Still waiting on my book :Spaz:
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 11:03 AM

After two years of forensic investigation by the Smithsonian, the remains in the Fisk metallic burial case have been identified as those of a 15 year old prep school student who died in 1852, and not a Civil War soldier as some were led to believe:

The Mystery Boy In The Iron Coffin

Edited by earth_spirit, 20 September 2007 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:10 PM

Two more examples of Fisk metallic burial cases:

Iron Coffins

Edited by earth_spirit, 08 June 2009 - 09:58 PM.

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