Museo de Las Mumias, which not surprisingly led us up and up through the city and after several stops to catch our breath, near the top of the steep hills we finally reached the museum. First unearthed in 1865, the mummification process is a result of the composition of the soil and low humidity of the dry desert air. Many of the mummies were victims of a cholera epidemic around 1833, and were disinterred when relatives of the deceased were unable to pay a tax that would allow them to remain buried. Cemetery workers in charge of the dis-internment started to charge visitors a few pesos to few the bodies, and over time the museum was formed. Today it houses over a hundred corpses in various states of decay.
Diego Rivera Museum which far exceeded our expectations. While many consider Guanajuato to be the most beautiful and romantic city in Mexico, we still feel that San Miguel holds that honor, but the city is wonderful indeed. With its narrow winding cobblestone streets and alleys, brightly colored buildings, and dramatic setting, it is another gem in the high desert of Mexico.