exhume

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Synonyms for exhume

dig up

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Synonyms for exhume

dig up for reburial or for medical investigation

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It was the Greeks who requested that Chris' body be exhumed for further DNA and so he was disturbed because of them.
From this grave, the team exhumed 144 complete and 1,009 partial skeletons.
The ECHO revealed on Thursday that seven babies had been kept in a funeral parlour after being exhumed.
In 2001 MPs recommended that bodies which had been in graveyards for 75 to 100 years should be exhumed and reburied in a deeper grave, allowing the plot to be used for a second burial.
If the skull is exhumed it is hoped DNA testing and carbon dating will help reveal if it can be linked to any of Emmet's direct descendants.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: 'The body of James Collinson will be exhumed in the not too distant future.
His family have protested his innocence ever since and today were waiting anxiously as scientists started tests on his exhumed body.
The Glendale Police Department on Friday exhumed the first of 20 bodies in its investigation of the ``Angel of Death'' mercy killings case.
The grim task will bring to 12 the total number of Harold Shipman's former patients to be exhumed.
But his body was exhumed last year amid sensational claims he had been poisoned - with Israel's feared Mossad intelligence agency the main suspect.
MIAN CHANNU -- ON the orders of Magistrate of Mian Channu, the body of Kamran Faisal has been exhumed and postmortem on the remains has started by Forensic Laboratory Lahore experts.
THE remains of an unidentified man were exhumed from a cemetery yesterday.
Summary: The body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is to be exhumed after suspicions that he was poisoned by radioactive polonium.
London, July 6 (ANI): The body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer has been exhumed in Iceland in a bid to clarify if he is the father of a nine-year-old girl from the Philippines.
With both parties refusing to back down in their claims for the plot, the terrible mix-up is to be resolved on March 29 when a Consistory Court1 hearing will rule whether Mr Hastelow's body should be exhumed.