excavate, disentomb, reveal, unbury, disclose, disinhume, dig up, disinter.
At last he shut the book, and, laying it down, proceeded to exhume
a morning coat.
to dig out of the ground, or in the case of a fossil, to take out of its place of burial in the rock.
Nor this alone: its destiny may doom it To outlive e'en its use and history- Some ploughman of the future may exhume
it From soil now deep beneath the eastern sea.