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Mummies of Guanajuato and Premature Burial

By on Mar 21, 2009 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

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One article that I read today triggered me to write this post. The article was about non-egyptian mummies.

What struck me most about this article were the mummies of Guanajuato in Mexico. These people were buried due to a cholera epidemic outbreak in 1833. And there bodies were mummified naturally–due to the air and weather in the area.

 

Mummies of Guanajuato in Mexico housed in a local museum

Mummies of Guanajuato in Mexico housed in a local museum, photo from www.guardian.co.uk.

 

But the interesting part I learned about this event was that some of these people were buried alive, and these could be seen from their horrific facial expressions.

Head of a Mummy in Guanajuatos Mummy Museum. Photo taken from About.com.

Head of a Mummy in Guanajuato's Mummy Museum. Photo taken from About.com.

If you want to visit the mummy museum, their address is Municipal Pantheon Esplanade, Downtown, C.P. 36000, Guanajuato, Mexico. Find out more through their official website.

 

Buried Alive

The premature burial of some of the mummies in Guanajuato lead me to another topic to look up in Google and that is the topic of being buried alive. So I googled “buried alive”, and found interesting facts about it from Wikipedia.

I learned that:

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_premature_obituaries

Buried Alive in Philippines Search

Being an SEO writer, I couldn’t help myself thinking how many people searched for the keywords “buried alive“. Surprisingly about 1000-2000 people do search that in Google everyday and most of them come from the Philippines. (Disclaimer: I just estimated the number of people by comparing it to the amount of traffic from a keyword I know of.) I am not sure if location has a value on Google Trends results, but it is interesting to find that Filipinos do search about it.

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