Armando Pedraza González:
Guanajuato's mummies can befound in the city's Mummy Museum. Here, the mummified bodies of local people, (a consequence of the peculiar mineral composition of the region's soil) have been on display since 1870.
The first mummy to be exhumed was that of a French Doctor Remigio Leroy, in 1865. Today, the museum consists of various exhibition halls, in which 119 mummified bodies are on display; 79 women, 21 men and 19 children, one of which is the smallest mummy in the world.