Little Rosalia Lombardo was a beautiful girl from Palermo.
Born December 13, 1918, unfortunately had a very short life: due to a lung infection she fell ill and died on December 6, 1920, just before his second year of life, with great and understandable pain for his parents.
Her father wanted to keep her as intact as possible, and wanted to embalm the little Rosalia's body, so contacted Professor Alfredo Salafia, a well-known embalmer from Palermo, who experimented with her an innovative formula that remained unknown for many years.
It was a mixture of formalin, glycerine, zinc salts, alcohol and salicylic acid, which allowed the little girl's body to remain intact to this day.
Now she is well known as "The Most Beautiful Mummy in the World".
With blond hair held in the head by a yellow bow, a few strands falling down the little forehead and a chubby, angelic face seems to be waking up at any moment.
The small body is found in the catacombs of the Capuchins in Palermo.
She stands in her little coffin with a glass lid.
Only when she began to show signs of deterioration, after almost a hundred years from embalming, she was placed in a glass container and nitrogen-saturated steel held at a constant temperature and pressure.
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