They were the real-life bogeymen whose murderous trade in bodies for medical research led to their names going down forever in infamy. Now, bones from five skeletons found in a shallow grave behind an upmarket townhouse in Edinburgh are thought to be linked to the period of ‘resurrectionists’ William Burke and William Hare.
Archaeologists have determined that the five bodies – four adults and one child, which were found in Grove Street in the Haymarket area of the capital – date back to the early 19th century.
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