In July 1836 a group of boys were searching for rabbits’ burrows in Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh. They accidentally found a little cave under thin sheets of slate, where there were seventeen tiny coffins. In every coffin there was a miniature wooden figure. Nearly two centuries after they were found, nobody knows why the miniature coffins were put there. Some have linked the little figures to the victims of the West Port murders, but the clothed bodies found in the coffins were uniformly dressed in male attire, whereas no fewer than twelve of Burke and Hare’s victims were female. These miniature coffins and their sinister wooden figures remain a mystery.

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~ by The Gallery Goddess on September 11, 2011.

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