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Iron Coffin Is Unexpected Time Capsule

An iron casket that remained sealed for over 100 years has been opened by researchers at the Smithsonian Institution.

The well-preserved body offers clues to life in an era that has long passed. Scientists will try to read those clues before returning the body to the ground with a proper burial.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.