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Henry Fanshawe Tozer:
"Researches in the Highlands of Turkey"
John Murray, London, 1869
"In Samos, some time ago the Turks were haunted by the spectre of a greek who had been lately buried, so that ultimately they persuaded the authorities to have the body dug up and burnt; after which the Christians complained that they were not only persecuted while alive, but were not allowed to rest when dead."
The only indication of the date we have is that it happened "some time ago". Therefore let's file it as "before 1869" when Tozer's book was published.
Samos is a Greek island East of Athens, close to the Turkish coast.
First check out Tozer's report and see what else he has to say. And then you can see if the case is mentioned elsewhere.
© 2012 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed February 2012