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This image was created by Chris Ryann at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification in Dundee. It's based on his skull as well as descriptions in court papers.

In this handwritten note, William Burke confesses to his murders.

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A contemporary artist's gothic, chiaroscuro rendering of the plaster-cast head of James Hogg, Scottish author of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner(1824).

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A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…
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