Mortsafes Guarded Against Graverobbers

Mortsafes Guarded Against Graverobbers

Grave robbers were also known as resurrectionists or resurrection men. They would sell the bodies they dug up to anatomists, who needed corpses to dissect and examine. Families who could afford mortsafes had them installed, and some of them remain in Scottish cemeteries today.


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