When Hugo Chavez’s embalmed body is laid in a glass casket sometime next week, he will join at least eight other world leaders whose remains are on display for all eternity . . . or at least for as long as their keepers can preserve them. Here’s a look at the company the late Venezuelan president will keep.
Vladimir Lenin The Soviet Union founder’s body has been embalmed in a large tomb near the Kremlin since shortly after his death in 1924, preserved by a steady 61 degree temperature and a strict regimen of mild bleachings and soaks in glycerol and potassium acetate. Sergei Karpukhin/AP Buy Photo