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Elvis Presley's Memphis crypt up for auction

Elvis Presley's Memphis crypt up for auction

The original crypt in which Elvis Presley was buried is to go up for auction.

The singer's body was kept in a private crypt in Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis for roughly two months, before he was buried on his Graceland estate, reports Rolling Stone.

Elvis's mother was also interred in the mausoleum's crypt before being buried alongside her son at Graceland after Elvis's father received permission from the State of Tennessee to bury them both on the private land. The crypt has been empty since mother and son were both removed.

The auction is part of a two day sale which takes place June 23-24 by Julien's Auctions. Darren Julian of the auction house has said: "It's definitely a conversation piece. Only one person can say, 'Hey, I'm going to be buried where Elvis Presley was.'"

Bidding is set to start at $100,000 (£63,7550).

In April of this year, Madonna scored her 12th Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart with 'MDNA', breaking a UK album record held by Elvis. The Queen Of Pop overtook The King as the solo artist with the most Number One albums in the UK, according to the Official Charts Company.


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