They include the notebook wallet made from the skin of notorious Edinburgh graverobber
and murderer William Burke.
DEALERS IN DEATH Graverobbers
Burke, above, and Hare, below, killed up to 30 people in 10 months
uk Shallow grave If you're brave enough, there is a new Ghosts & Graverobbers
tour of Dumfries on October 30.
have been caught on a pub's CCTV trying to sell a floral Rolex tribute that marked the 30th birthday of a dad who died in a bike crash.
Then he offered a kindlier version of the errant scientist in The Flesh and the Fiends (1960), a Triad production describing the 1828 Edinburgh criminal case in which the anatomy Professor Robert Knox (1791-1862), in need of corpses for experiments, secured the services of two graverobbers
, William Burke (1792-1929) and William Hare (1792/1804--after 1829).
Collings's chapter on Burke concludes with his observations on the conversion of Burke's Gothic rhetoric about Jacobin graverobbers
into his literal choice to be buried in an unmarked grave as Burke's way of "refus[ing] to be subject to the events of the future" (92).
Police suspect the graverobbers
have exhumed the bodies to either sell the remains or indulge in necrophagia (consuming dead flesh), or perpetrate necrophilism or do something even worse to the corpses in different stages of decay.
Not that Ray Loverock, Jon Morbin, Alastair Jameson and Tom Holland - the Birmingham collective known as Loverock - are remotely interested in digging up corpses, like graverobbers
Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis play the graverobbers
trying to make a dubious living in 19th century Edinburgh, along with Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Bonneville, Bill Bailey, Ronnie Corbett, Christopher Lee.
Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham, can be seen in current hit Burke and Hare, about the infamous graverobbers
Not long after, to rub salt in a gaping wound, his buried body was then stolen - albeit only briefly - by graverobbers
You'll find yourself singing lines like Living In Toytown, and The Graverobbers
Arms long after you've put the CD back in its sleeve.
For those who aren't satisfied, and still want to see something really grisly, the Royal Mile's Tourist Information Centre offers a piece on graverobbers
Burke and Hare in the form of Burke's Skin Pocket Book.
Though more expensive than the parish churchyards, it offered provision for most religious groups, and security against graverobbers
with its high wall and gates.
The action is brutal; and the twists clever as he investigates the "resurrection men", the graverobbers
vying for control of the market in supplying London's anatomy schools.