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Wednesday 28th of January 1829

192 years ago His Tanned Skin Was Turned into Artefacts

Serial killer William Burke aka The Body Snatchers (with William Hare) is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Burke was hanged in front of a crowd possibly as large as 25.000; views from windows in the tenements overlooking the scaffold were hired at prices ranging from 5 to 20 shillings. Burke's skeleton was given to the Anatomical Museum of the Edinburgh Medical School where it remains. His death mask and a book said to be bound with his tanned skin can be seen at Surgeons' Hall Museum.