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
Traveling with children is a little scary – it doesn’t matter if you are traveling for the first time or for the tenth. Every time there is excitement and fear of missing something. The following tips will help prepare for an unforgettable family vacation, they are tested on personal experience and help to avoid stress before the trip. Some items relate to toddlers, and some to older children.
1. Choose a vacation option
Perhaps you want to spend a week on the beach and enjoy the sea in plenty? Or maybe you want to see a new city? Preparation should begin by defining your desires. It is important to consider the interests of all family members, including the youngest.
If you dream of a beach holiday, you will be more comfortable in a resort with fine sand and a gentle entrance to the water. Pebble beaches and the deep sea will cause inconvenience to a small tourist. Continue reading