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Preserving Chairman Mao: embalming a body to maintain a legacy

6 mins | Jul 28, 2019
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How do you make a leader immortal? Embalm them and place them on permanent display. The staff at the Guardian retell the rather complicated ordeal of preserving Chairman Mao following his unexpected death in 1976.
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