MEMPHIS, (UPI) — A California auction house said Elvis Presley’s original crypt in Tennessee, where the King was entombed for two months, is going up for auction.
Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions said the crypt, at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, will be sold as part of the “Music Icons” auction June 23, TMZ reported Monday.
Julien said Elvis was entombed in the crypt, which also held his mother, Gladys, for two months following his Aug. 17, 1977, death. The singer and his mother were both later reburied at his Graceland home.
The auction includes opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorial inscription and use of the chapel for a committal service.