NT2573 : National Museum of Scotland - the mortsafe

near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

National Museum of Scotland - the mortsafe
National Museum of Scotland - the mortsafe
This heavy metal lockable coffin was designed to thwart the efforts of the resurrectionists or body-snatchers in the 19th century. I really couldn't resist a shot in passing. Although the technology is what draws me to this museum, items like this and 'Dolly the sheep' remind me of the day job.
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Monday, 18 October, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 257 732 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 257 732
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