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Mummies of Guanajuato

The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies interred during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato, Mexico in 1833. The bodies were mummified due to the air and weather in the area.

Due to the ferocity of the epidemic, more cemeteries had to be opened in San Cayetano as well as Caņada de Marfil. Many of the bodies were buried immediately to control the spread of the disease; in some cases, the dying were buried alive by accident. As a result, some of the mummies have horrific expressions attesting to their death in the tombs, though most expressions became fixed postmortem.

The first mummy was put on display in 1965. It was the body of Dr. Remigio Leroy, currently on display at the Guanajuato Mummy Museum. This museum, containing at least 108 corpses, is located above the spot where the mummies were first discovered. Numerous mummies can be seen throughout th

Added: Jan-25-2008 
By: xmas_one
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