grave-robbing

graverobber

[greyv-rob-er]
noun
1.
a person who steals valuables from graves and tombs: Graverobbers had emptied the Mayan tomb before archaeologists could examine its contents.
2.
a person who steals corpses after burial, especially for medical dissection.
Also, grave robber.


Origin:
grave1 + robber

graverobbing, noun
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