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Latest Mummies of Guanajuato Stories

2011-05-10 10:00:00

Exhibition Features 36 Accidental Mummies on Loan From the Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They were miners, fathers, soldiers, farmers and children. They are revered by their descendents and have been visited by millions.

2007-08-31 16:00:00

People who lived in the mining town of Guanajuato, Mexico, more than a century ago left behind a scientific mother lode: their own accidentally mummified bodies.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.