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Photo Fave: Cat mummies at the British Museum

It was a little awkward coming face to face with the celebrated mummies of the British Museum – with three young children. Until then, death had been easy to talk about in abstract, philosophical, and even flowery terms. But here at the British Museum, it was laid out on display in all its ancient bandaged and boxed splendor. Suddenly, we had a few more things to explain. Thankfully, when we found the cat mummies, it clicked for the girls. Yes, pets. Beloved, wonderful pets. Who doesn’t want to see them on the other side? 

On that note, be sure to check out this week’s guest post by Marina K. Villatoro on the fabulous way families celebrate the Day of the Dead in Guatemala. 

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli
Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks

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