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Bordeaux and Saint-Michel basilica's mummies

Illustration picture (1885) | The British Library / Public domain
Basilica Mystery Mummy Saint-Michel basilica in Bordeaux

Did you know that our bell-tower used to house a strange treasure? A vault full of 74 "mummies", discovered during the French Revolution.

The soil of the burial chamber preserved bodies (like the corpses in Saint-Bonnet and Toulouse convent).

People could "visit" them, in the past... it was the main attraction in the city!

In 1979, they exhumed mummies in order to put them in the Chartreuse cemetery.

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