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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.

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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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