Perfectl Preserved Mummified Child Rosalia Lombardo

Perfectl Preserved Mummified Child Rosalia Lombardo

Rosalia Lombardo was an Italian child born in 1918 in Palermo, Sicily. She died on December 6 1920. She died of pneumonia. Rosalia's father was sorely grieved upon her death that he approached Dr. Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to preserve her. [1]She was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily.

Embalming

Thanks to Dr. Salafia's embalming techniques, the body has been well-preserved. X-rays of the body show that the organs are remarkably intact. [2] The child appears as if she were only sleeping, hence receiving the name "Sleeping Beauty", though due to the discoloration that has become more pronounced in the years following her preservation, it is quite obvious she is deceased. Rosalia Lombardo's body is kept in a small chapel at the end of the catacomb's tour and is encased in a glass covered coffin, placed on a marble pedestal.

Technique

Recently the mummification techniques used by Dr. Salafia were rediscovered in a handwritten memoir of Salafia's. Dr. Salafia replaced the girl's blood with a liquid made of formalin to kill bacteria, alcohol to dry the body, glycerin to keep her from overdrying, salicylic acid to kill fungi, and the most important ingredient, zinc salts to give the body rigidity.[3][4][5] The formula is 1 part glycerin, 1 part formalin saturated with both zinc sulfate and chloride, and 1 part of an alcohol solution saturated with salicylic acid.

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

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where is the gun?

your not posting photos of your relatives again are you snake?

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:29 AM

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LBC

Nah this is somthing I found while reading history on wikipedia. thought it would be interesting.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:34 AM

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LOL snake your right

that's just kind of weird isn't it? Looks like i have to go to the pharmacy and pick up some chemicals,nah i don't want the bodies to be found.

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:37 AM

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Hmmm

I dont know if that is a loving thing to do or creepy. I just dont know.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:44 AM

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Ech

4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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im with ya on that. my stomach got that wird creepy feeling when i saw this for first time. but its amazing what humans can do with chemicals.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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Snake, you got someone ready for embalming, someone in the closet?

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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i waiting to bid

on Ted Williams head on ebay

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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Ryo

What is your thoughts ka

4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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not the kind of thing ryo would like to have as a keepsake neh.

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