Venezuela’s government announced Thursday that late president Hugo Chavez’s body is to be embalmed and displayed inside a glass coffin at a military museum not far from the country’s presidential palace, Miraflores. This sort of prominent public display not only of a dead leader’s final resting place, but of the dead leader’s preserved corpse, places Chavez in the company of revolutionary leaders such as Lenin and Mao, North Korea’s dictatorial father-and-son team, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and others. Here, TIME takes a look at a number of world leaders whose remains have been placed on perpetual display down through the years.
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Don't be surprised, most of these leaders were communist. Obviously the people who don't believe in God, make their leaders to be gods. So they embalm and worship them
One could not escape the trap of death. So the Venezuelans also mourning the death of Hugo Chavez like all other Monarchs, Dictators, Democratic Heads or rulers who are now part of history.