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Mysteries of vernacular: Sarcophagus
Dating back to the early Roman Empire, the word sarcophagus originally referred to the limestone a coffin was made of, rather than the coffin itself. From flesh-eating stone to a stone coffin, Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel unbury the sarcophagus. [Directed by Jessica Oreck, narrated by Graham James, music by Nate Shaw and Eli Janney].