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24th Aug '16 3:08:27 AM Plactus
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* In the third season premiere of ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', someone digs up Alison's grave and steals her body, as well as the mementos her friends buried with her.
21st Aug '16 2:24:45 AM foxley
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* ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'': In "Second Line" the NCIS team uncover a case of tomb robbing, with the robbers stealing valuable artifacts from tombs to sell and on the black market and taking the bones as well to establish the provenance of the artifacts.
13th Aug '16 10:45:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Inverted when a very old widower wants to bury his beloved wife instead of sending her to [[HumanResources Resyk]], but doesn't have enough credits to pay for a plot. He breaks into the graveyard to bury her body, but is arrested by Dredd, who notes he's not even sure [[ThereShouldBeAlaw if they even have a law for it]], but he does charge him with trespassing.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Inverted when a very old widower wants to bury his beloved wife instead of sending her to [[HumanResources Resyk]], but doesn't have enough credits to pay for a plot. He breaks into the graveyard to bury her body, but is arrested by Dredd, who notes he's not even sure [[ThereShouldBeAlaw if they even have a law for it]], but he it]]. He does charge him with trespassing.
13th Aug '16 10:44:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Inverted when a very old widower wants to bury his beloved wife instead of sending her to [[HumanResources Resyk]], but doesn't have enough credits to pay for a plot. He breaks into the graveyard to bury her body, but is arrested by Dredd, who notes he's not even sure [[ThereShouldBeAlaw if they even have a law for it]], but he does charge him with trespassing.
6th Jun '16 7:17:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' min-series "Arise Serpentor Arise" the villains engage in this to obtain the DNA needed to create Serpentor; Sergeant Slaughter even uses the word "grave robber" while insulting them.
31st May '16 3:51:13 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Yasa brings along Ziantha because of her readings that they could find a rich tomb.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Yasa brings along Ziantha because of her readings that they could find a rich tomb.
25th Apr '16 4:17:05 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Habeus Corpus", the body of a dead man is stolen from his bed minutes after he is pronounced dead, and then the body of a woman who died five months previously is dug up and stolen from her grave.
18th Mar '16 6:11:04 AM Willbyr
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16th Mar '16 1:01:21 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:277:In some areas, graverobbing is an honorable family business.]]

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10th Jan '16 11:07:53 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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This practice is generally frowned upon, and modern archaeologists have been avoiding burial sites for some time now. Not only is [[DueToTheDead desecrating the body]] after death considered extremely offensive in the overwhelming majority of cultures, it's also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kind of]] [[{{Squick}} gross]]. Either way, [[CaptainObvious stealing a body from the grave and any items buried with it still counts as theft and is therefore illegal]].

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This practice is generally frowned upon, and to the point that most modern archaeologists have been avoiding burial sites for some time now. Not only is [[DueToTheDead desecrating the someone's body]] after death considered extremely offensive in the overwhelming vast majority of cultures, it's also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kind of]] pretty]] [[{{Squick}} gross]]. Either way, [[CaptainObvious stealing a body from the grave and any items buried with it still counts as theft and is therefore illegal]].
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