This has got to be a top contender for most morbid museum in the world. Museo de las Momias (The Mummy Museum) in Guanajuato, Mexico, is home to the world's largest collection of naturally formed mummies — the bodies of 111 locals, naturally preserved thanks to the unusual soil conditions. But what are all of these bodies doing in an underground museum instead of being buried in the cemetery that's immediately overhead? It's a story that's equal parts fascinating and sad.
Evicted From the Ground
The Mummies in Residence
A Second Life as a Cultural Touchstone
This Museum Has 117 Dead Bodies on Display
Written by Reuben Westmaas March 31, 2017
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