A new archaeological artifact on display in the Rockefeller Library is just the rotting corpse of John D. Rockefeller, sources report.
“Rockefeller donated a lot to this library,” said curator Mark Schaeffer, admiring the exhibit. “As part of his enduring commitment to our University, he graciously provided his own body at the end of his life.”
Students passing by the elevators on the main floor of the Rock will get to see the library’s namesake gradually decaying in a glass case, Schaeffer said.
“This exhibit is a great opportunity for students to get a glimpse of the past,” Schaeffer added. “And the decomposition process.”
Rockefeller’s carcass joins a wide array of historical artifacts on display around campus, including the petrified skeleton of Nicholas Brown that greets visitors to University Hall.