Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Mystery of the Most Beautiful Mummy in the World. Find Out About it!

An Italian child named Rosalia Lombardo died in 1920 barely 2 years of age. She died of pneumonia just a week before her 2nd birthday. Her father, Official Mario Lombardo, really mourned for her death so he approached Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to make arrangements for her body preservation.

Due of Salafia's embalming techniques, the body is well-preserved in a small chapel at the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily.

The mummification techniques on Rosalia were discovered in a handwritten memoir of Salafia. Replacing the girl's blood with a liquid composed of formalin, alcohol, glycerin, salicylic acid and zinc salts.

Accordingly, the formula's composition is "one part glycerin, one part formalin saturated with both zinc sulfate and chloride, and one part of an alcohol solution saturated with salicylic acid."

Even after almost a hundred years, the body still hasn't decomposed.

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