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St. Zita
Human Mummy
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Zita
Age 60
Sex Female
Status
Height
Source
Culture Italian
Date(s) 1212-1272
Site
Current Location
Location Basilica di San Frediano in Lucca, Italy
Catalog # none

BiographyEdit

St. Zita was born into a poor Christian family. At the age of 12 she went to work as a servent and was evetually promoted to head house keeper. She would often get caught stealing bread to give food to the poor, she was a spiritual woman known for her work ethics.

Mummification Edit

St. Zita's body was exhumed in 1580, 300 years after her death. It was discovered to have naturally mummified. She was canonized in 1696.

StudiesEdit

Studies conclulded that she died because of a lung problem.

PathologyEdit

Additional InfoEdit

St. Zita's Feast day is on April 27th.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/incorruptible-st-zita

https://owlcation.com/humanities/PreservedMummies

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