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  • JK Lucien-Scholle

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  • Shannon Frazeur

    Often captioned: "This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead." Nope, not intended to keep the body from bursting out -- just the opposite. When grave-robbing for anatomists was a lucrative business, these iron cages, known as mortsafes were intended to discourage body snatchers, moving them along to a grave that would be less trouble. Search for "caged graves" to find more.

  • Aspasía

    OP: This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated. [Actually, cages like this were intended to deter grave robbers and body snatchers, and were especially common near medical schools.]

  • Jennie Stoltz

    "This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated." Not true - in fact, the cages were used to stop grave robbers from stealing corpses for use by medical students and anatomists. The cages - known as mortsafes - were regularly used in Scotland in the early 19th century

  • Christine Yang

    This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated. Walking dead needs this!

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