The Mummies Museum (Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato) in Guanajato, Mexico, exhibits a number of naturally occurring mummies of people who died during a cholera outbreak in the area in 1833.
The climate of this Mexican region provides a natural mummification process after bodies are interred. Many of the bodies were disinterred between 1870 and 1958 when local authorities began to impose a perpetual burial tax.
Because of the severity of the cholera outbreak, many of the bodies were thought to have been buried alive by accident, which resulted in some of the horrific expressions on the mummy bodies.Places nearby:
Teatro Juarez: One of Mexico's Premier Theaters 1 km / 0 mi
Parque Explora: Great for Science and Nature Buffs 42 km / 26 mi
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel: El Jardin's Beautiful Pink Church 55 km / 34 mi
Instituto Cultural Cabanas: A Historic Hospital and Museum 218 km / 135 mi
Rotunda of the Illustrious Jaliscienses: Dive down into the history of Jalisco 219 km / 136 mi