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Have mummy, will travel

Strange local story from the AP about a traveling mummy show in Monterrey:

Have mummy, will travel: Mexican corpses on tour

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- First they jet-setted to Monterrey in specially designed glass cases. Crowds lined the streets to watch them pass. Only in Mexico, where a fascination with death dates back to pre-Hispanic times, could mummified corpses receive the same welcome as a celebrity.

The 15 females, eight males and one head make up a macabre troupe of 100-year-old corpses visiting this industrial city from Guanajuato's Museum of the Mummy. They are part of a special exhibition in Monterrey that runs through Dec. 28

More of this story here, official site of the "Mummy Tombs".

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