2. Mummy Museum, Mexico
Guanajuato’s Museo de los Momias displays 111 well-preserved remains exhumed from the Santa Paula Pantheon between 1865 and 1989. They are relatively contemporary and intact compared to ancient Egyptian mummies, which makes it all the more gruesome. You can actually see flesh and facial expressions. Some are clothed and posed, looking like zombie props from a horror movie set. The pregnant mummy and child mummies are particularly eerie – at least to those of us not raised in a culture that celebrates the Day of the Dead.