exhumation


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exhumation

(ĕks″hū-mā′shŭn) [L. ex, out, + humus, earth]
Removal of a dead body from the grave after it has been buried.
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The grave was opened before dawn Tuesday, according to a Palestinian official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the details of the exhumation with the media.
George added: "They have put us as a family through the exhumation and for what?
In sum, the author offers us a subtle analysis of the exhumation process in Spain and a first-rate ethnography, where she demonstrates a great ability to transmit in a poignant but sober way the emotions involved in the exhumation process and in the frustrated mourning of the relatives' victims.
The exhumation takes place today and we're taking samples of the remains," Mircea Opran, the husband of the Ceausescus' late daughter Zoia, told television station Realitatea.
Scientists have been conducting the exhumation called "bringing the massacre by Armenians into light" in a mass grave in Tepekoy village of Erzurum.
Detective Chief Inspector Philip McTavish, leading the re-investigation into the murder for Hampshire police, said: "Following the exhumation of the suspect on Wednesday, August 12, the Forensic Science Service has now completed DNA testing and comparisons against DNA found at the original crime scene.
Lack of finance meant, however, that no action was taken at the time but late last year, the parish sought an exhumation licence and applied for planning permission for a new burial ground at the back of the Cathedral.
Deformation and exhumation at convergent margins; the Franciscan subduction complex.
Yet he later carried out an unauthorised exhumation of the burial site - which proved the family had been right all along.
The event in the Upper Cloister Hall at the Birmingham Oratory comes after the exhumation of the Cardinal from a grave in Rednal, Worcestershire, and will be followed by a reinterment Mass on Sunday November 2.
The Higher Sharia Court [Shiite Directorate] chaired by Judge Shaikh Nasser Al Asfoor ordered early this week for the exhumation to take place after formalities were finalised.