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Elvis's crypt to go under hammer

Published time: May 29, 2012 16:21
Edited time: May 29, 2012 23:21
Rock'n roll legend Elvis Presley (AFP Photo/Files)

Rock'n roll legend Elvis Presley (AFP Photo/Files)

An unusual lot goes under the hammer in June, when Julien’s Auctions sells off the original crypt in which Elvis Presley's body was laid to rest before being moved to the grounds of his Graceland mansion.

The crypt in a private mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee was the resting place for Elvis’s body for about two months after his death in 1977, Reuters reports. Julien's Auctions say the lot includes the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, memorial inscription and use of a small chapel for a memorial service.

Elvis’s remains found their last shelter in the meditation garden on the grounds of his Graceland home. His mother’s body was also reburied by his side.

The Sports Legends and Music Icons sale will feature many other interesting lots for celebrity memorabilia fans. Items from Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards, John Lennon, David Bowie, late singer Amy Winehouse, basketball superstar Michael Jordan and others will be sold off on June 23 and 24