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grave robber

n.
One who plunders valuables from tombs or graves or who steals corpses after burial, as for illicit dissection.
Translations

grave robber

nladro/a di tombe, tombarolo/a
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Visitors get to explore its gothic splendour, while costumed characters will introduce the darker side of the past with tales of grave robbing and witch trials.
Bears Ears National Monument is the result of years of work by Tribal members and stakeholders to conserve this gorgeous country and offer urgently needed protection for over 100,000 Native American and Mormon cultural and archaeological sites from looting and grave robbing.
They were later prosecuted for grave robbing and attempted extortion.
The area of disturbance was a surprise, as all of the tales of grave robbing of his tomb had always been dismissed as fiction," archaeologist Kevin Colls (http://www.
From the grave robbing rife in ancient Egypt to the recent looting in Syria, combatting art theft has been a perennial challenge.
Before the Anatomy Act of 1832 expanded the legal supply of bodies, cadavers for dissection in medical schools were in short supply and grave robbing by "resurrectionists" became the main source.
Hanna said the protesters demand an end to the illegal expansion of the cemetery and grave robbing.
EVIDENCE of grave robbing at a 19th century burial ground has been unearthed by archaeologists.
BODY SNATCHING Rioting over theft of OAP's corpse IN the 1800s, doctors were only allowed to use the bodies of executed criminals as cadavers for their students' lectures and demonstrations, so grave robbing was rife.
Fabian's analysis of the paradoxical relationships between science and popular culture during the nineteenth century is evident, as the horrific practice of grave robbing was romanticized.
Karachi, November 11, 2011 (Frontier Star): The court has accepted the bail of the culprits, involved in grave robbing against the surety bonds of Rs 20,000 each.
Governor Sindh, Dr Ishrat-ul-E bad has tasked the authorities with an immediate report regarding rampant incidents of grave robbing in Karachi.