Rosalia Lombardo was an Italian child born in 1918 in Palermo, Sicily. She died of pneumonia on December 6, 1920. Rosalia's father, General Lombardo, was sorely grieved upon her death, so he approached Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to preserve her. Her body was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily.
Rosalia Lombardo was an Italian child who died of Pnuemonia aged 2 in 1920. Her father had her body embalmed and placed in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palerno in Sicily. It is the best preserved mummy in the catacombs. The strange thing is that visitors to the catacombs have witnessed Rosario 'blinking' her eyes.
While details of her life are a mystery, today she is known as one of the best preserved mummies in the world. Meet Rosalia Lombardo, the girl in the glass coffin.
catacombs # 3…. (by manuel cristaldi) This photo of Rosalia Lombardo was taken in 1984. Why is that interesting? She was the last person buried in the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery 64 years before this photo was taken, in 1920.
Most beautiful mummy in the world "Rosalia Lombardo"___born in 1918 in (Palermo, Sicily). She died in 1920__Her father, General Lombardo, was sorely grieved upon her death, & wanted to preserve her. Her body was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily.
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Rosalia Lombardo in Capuchin catacombs, Palermo Sicily by Michelle Fabio, via Flickr