The mummy museum in the Mexican city of Guanajuato is a tourist attraction that causes conflicting emotions. The main exhibits of the museum are the bodies of people who died in a 100-year period (from the 30s of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century), displayed under glass windows. Mummification of corpses occurred naturally, due to the arid climate and soil composition. The museum’s fund consists of 111 mummified bodies, but only half are displayed in the halls.
In 1865, the city authorities issued a decree under which each grave was taxed. Relatives of the deceased were required to pay a certain amount for extending the stay of the dead in the cemetery. In those cases when relatives refused to pay or were absent in principle, the cemetery workers opened the graves and exhumed the corpses. Many of the bodies were well preserved – there were hair, teeth and nails, and some even had clothes and shoes, and therefore were demolished in a separate room. Continue reading
Not far from the capital of Great Britain, next to the mystical county of Devonshire in the Salisbury Valley, there is an ancient monument – Stonehenge. It dates from the 3rd millennium BC. Pass and not notice this place is impossible. Stonehenge is represented by several huge stone blocks arranged in a certain order.
Turprom has selected the most interesting facts about Stonehenge for you to inspire you on new interesting trips to the British Isles! So:
Who built Stonehenge and why?
One legend says that the complex was built at the behest of the wizard Merlin during the reign of King Arthur. Continue reading
School holidays in Prague School holidays in Prague
Next school holidays will begin soon. Holidays are the most favorite time for children, from young to old. Every moment during the holidays is magical, every day is filled with events. In order for your child to remember the next vacation for a long time, you need to think about a specific leisure plan. One of the best ideas for spending a fun vacation with your child will be a trip abroad. An interesting offer may be for you and your child a trip to Prague.
Europe, in itself, is an amazing part of the world, striking with its unusualness and eccentricity. Each country is special, unique, with its own individuality. The Czech Republic in this sense is no exception. This is a unique, amazing and not like any other country. Prague, like Kiev, is “the mother of Czech cities.” Continue reading