Elvis Presley’s Original Tomb Will be Auctioned Off


The King's original crypt, where his body was interred for two months before it was moved to Graceland, is going up for auction

For those of you for whom a trip to Graceland isn't enough, how about Elvis Presley's original tomb?

All you have to do is be the highest bidder next month when Beverly Hills auctioneer Darren Julien puts The King's original crypt on the block as part of his "Music Icons" auction.

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Presley was interred in the tomb alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were re-buried at Presley's Graceland home. The original crypt, in a mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., has remained empty since.

Julien says on his web site that the winning bid from the auction, which will open on June 23, will receive opening and closing of the vault, a memorial inscription and use of a chapel for a service. Transportation and funeral home charges are not included.