posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:00 PM
In Guanajuato, Mexico the soil is perfect to make mummies. People buried their dead at the local cemetery for many years. Then, between 1865 and
1958 a law required people to pay a grave tax. People who were poor could not pay, so the bodies of loved one were disinterred. It was then that the
mummies were discovered.
Soil conditions and a dry climate caused the bodies to dry out before they could decompose. The collection of mummies includes the worlds smallest
mummy, a child who died at birth.
There is even a holiday, "Day of the Dead" or "Dia de los Muertos," where the dead are honored with special activities and even special mummy
You might enjoy visiting the mummy museum, or just checking it out on line at www.mummytombs.com...