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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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It could be greater but this will be confirmed when the exhumation is completed and the scientific examinations done.
A Neath Port Talbot Council spokesman said: "We confirm that an exhumation took place at Cymmer cemetery at the request of a family.
A council spokesman added: "An application for an exhumation licence would not be considered until all families whose relatives' remains are interred in the plot gave their full consent.
Furthermore, exhumations and the testimonies that accompany them provide knowledge for the new political regimes emerging in the wake of militarization.
Special authorisation, known as a faculty, also had to be given by the Bishop of Durham because the exhumation was to be carried out in consecrated grounds.
Durham coroner Andrew Tweddle granted warrants for the exhumation.
Cecilia was buried in a catacomb but her body was removed to her titular church in Trastevere where, surviving several exhumations and much alteration to the ninth-century church fabric, it remains today.
Army lawyers have blocked exhumations in other parts of the country, including a proposed dig at the Las Montanitas military base near the Mexican border.
At the moment exhumations are being carried out in nine locations in the north and south of the island.
ERZURUM, Jun 10, 2010 (TUR) -- In exhumations in eastern provinces of Erzurum, Van, Kars and Igdir, many findings belonging to Turks massacred by Armenian gangs were discovered.
The exhumations earlier this month were performed in cemeteries at South Church, near Bishop Auckland, and in Newton Aycliffe.
The unusual wrangle highlights two distinct cultures regarding grave plots: the untouchable sanctity common in Britain and elsewhere and the routine practice of exhumations in Greece because of limited cemetery space.