Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The ABCs of Exhumation

From Slate:

How Do You Move a Cemetery?
Also, what happens when a grave gets flooded?

By Daniel Engber
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at 2:51 PM PT

On Sunday, Israel Defense Forces began relocating remains from a cemetery in the Gaza Strip. By the end of the week, 48 graves will be moved to new sites across the border. How do you move a cemetery?

In Israel, with coffins; in America, with boxes.


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For those interested in this sort of thing (you know who you are), check out this 1998 Slate article on exhumation.

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