The Mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico - THE BACKPACKING



Friday, March 14, 2014

The Mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico

With nearly 150 years of history , the Mummies of Guanajuato have become part of our culture and our traditions as a people settled on the slopes of a ravine that from the Spanish Viceroyalty wealth generously gave her insides saved.   In 1865 the first mummified body lying in the pantheon of Santa Paula was extracted . Thus, as the years pass , they discovered other bodies in the same conditions by the characteristics of the soil in which they rested. Today there are over a
hundred mummies that are part of the inventory of the museum created in his honor.

 The mummies awaken astonishment have caused conducting countless movies with characters of Mexican wrestling during the decade of the seventies managed images of these bodies were stiff appearance known in other countries.   Since 2007, the Municipal Government redesigned the old Mummy Museum for its exhibition was made with a thematic sense and adequate infrastructure for an exhibition of this nature which annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors .

  The Mummies of Guanajuato are fully integrated into the culture of the people of Guanajuato Capital , since from the historical and social perspective, represent different stages that have allowed this city now consolidated as a major national tourist destination.   Preserve and enhance the cultural heritage around the legacy of the mummies has also been the subject of careful scientific studies by specialists in forensic medicine and anthropology from the United States.

 These scientists have done studies on mummies in other parts of the world and in Guanajuato are applying advanced techniques that will result in the enrichment of the museum file then can be possible to know the possible channels of Death , approximate ages , social environment and even facial reconstruction mummified bodies .   Mummies are part of the heritage of Guanajuato , so it is something that we maintain , preserve and share it with visitors who come to our city in your search .