body snatcher

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someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

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GRUESOME: Exhibits by Marc Quinn, main pic and top, use the artist's blood; the preserved head of a Maori warrior, left, a wallet made from grave robber William Burke's skin, below left, and, bottom, Von Hagens's chess-playing corpse
They're calling me a grave robber, and that is a complete fabrication,'' Krantz said.
A heartless grave robber has stolen an orphan's headstone tribute to her tragic parents.
After one of their elderly lodgers passes away, Irish scallywags William Burke (Pegg) and William Hare (Serkis) chat to grave robber Fergus (Schofield) who reveals that Dr Knox (Wilkinson) will pay pounds 3 for a fresh cadaver.
But then came Romer the grave robber, hoping to exhume and resurrect Belmont's $175 million corpse.
A conversation with grave robber Fergus (Schofield) reveals that medical professor Dr Knox (Wilkinson) will pay three pounds for a fresh cadaver to use in his anatomical demonstrations.
Summary: Taipei: Police in Taiwan have arrested a suspected grave robber thought to have stolen gold .
The the first of the three new novels and four books for younger readers is titled Flat Stanley and the Great Egyptian Grave Robber, which will be published in July 2010 and followed later that year by Flat Stanley and the Haunted House.
Much later in the 1860s, a professional grave robber for the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati became incensed at tricks played on him by medical students.
The textual editor is a kind of resurrection person, not in the older English sense of the grave robber, but in the scholarly effort to raise from difficult and inaccessible places the fullness of life of earlier ages by establishing and publishing texts by which those ages explained themselves.
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was meant both to protect existing Indian burial sites from disinterment and to help tribes reclaim the remains of ancestors stored in museums, The difference between an archaeologist and a grave robber is often in the eye of the beholder.
Again, as with the temple, grave robbers damaged many graves while trying to steal objects of an archaeological value, before Toumazou's team were able to discover them.
And when the decidedly dodgy Crime Squad legend Maisonneuve returns to join the hunt for the grave robbers, Sandra reckons he's hiding something.
And I contend that it was via the holes in the walls that allowed the grave robbers access, so Kirklees are indirectly responsible for this dilemma.
These objects were covered with soot from a heavy fire, presumably set by grave robbers of the late 19th century.