She’s Been Dead For 90 Years, But When You Look In Her Eyes? I’m Speechless (4 Images)




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    You meet with Rosalia Lombardo was born in 13 December 1918 in Palermo, Italy – 6 December 1920 was a 2 year old Italian child who died of pneumonia. Rosalia’s father, Official Mario 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. Remember that she was only two years old when she passed, and her family decided that they would embalm the young girl. Recently, the mummification techniques used by Salafia were discovered in a handwritten memoir of Salafia’s. Salafia injected the cadaver with a fluid made of formalin to kill bacteria, alcohol to dry the body, glycerin to keep her from over drying, salicylic acid to kill fungi, and zinc salts to give her body rigidity. Consequently, 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.’

  • She’s Been Dead For 90 Years, But When You Look In Her Eyes? I’m Speechless (4 Images)

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