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What did Alexander Graham Bell know about the dead body in the Smithsonian Castle?

In 1904, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone and a former Smithsonian board member, brought James Smithson's remains from Italy to Washington, D.C. Today, Smithson, who never set foot in the United States while he was alive, is entombed in a marble crypt in the Smithsonian Castle.

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