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|name = Rosalia Lombardo/ Sleeping beauty
|age = Died at the age of 2 years old
|status = N/A
|culture = Italian
|dates = December 23, 1918- December 6, 1920
|site = Capuchin Catacombs
|location = Palermo, Italy
Rosalia Lombardo was born in 1918 and died in 1920 due to pneumonia. She is known as the one the worlds well preserved mummies. According to Lorenzi her body was preserved in the catacombs located in Palermo, Sicily. However doing her time in the catacombs there was some footage of her closing her eyes which people found really fascinating (Lorenzi, 2014). Rosalia’s body was preserved so well that people became very curious about what was used to protect the body for so long. Rosalia’s death was a really hard transitions for both her parent especially her father which is the reason why they decided to preserve her body.
Rosalia’s body was preserved through the Salafia’s method which remained a mystery for quite some time. This method is very different than methods that are used today. The body was injected with chemicals like formalin, zinc, salts, alcohol and much more (Lange, 1996). Every chemical that was injected into Rosalia’s body had its purpose in preserving the body (Lorenzi, 2014).
Rosalia died from pneumonia which is an infection in one of both lungs caused by a fungi/bacteria in the body. Generally when an individual is suffering from pneumonia, they have a difficult time breathing.
Rosalia’s body was one the last body to be preserved in the catacombs of Palermo
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