What are The Mummies of Guanajuato?
The mummies of Guanajuato are the remains of 119 corpses. They were dug up in a central region of Mexico called Guanajuato between 1896 and 1958 as a result of relatives not paying grave taxes for the site of their deceased loved ones. No one is exactly sure how many mummies were extracted from the crypts, but there are currently 119 on display in the Museo de las Momias a museum high on a hill overlooking the city of Guanajuato not too far from Mexico City. Entombed Alive Even in Mexico, where death is far more accepted, embraced and even celebrated than here in the U.S., it is widely known that the mummies should not be viewed by the faint of heart. As human nature has it, of course, that just makes people want to see them all the more. Unlike Egyptian mummies, many of these mummies are truly shocking and gruesome to behold.