Meet the most beautiful child mummy in the world, Rosalia Lombardo. She lays near THOUSANDS of preserved humans in the 4 corridors beneath the Capuchin Church – Palermo, Sicily for all to see. Rosalia died of pneumonia on December 6, 1920. Rosalia’s father Mario Lombardo was devastated by her death and approached Alfredo Salafia, an embalmer, to preserve her. The eldest mummy dates back to 1599 up until Rosalia, the last to be embalmed in 1920.The embalming procedure consisted of formalin to kill bacteria, alcohol to dry the body, glycerin to keep her from overdrying, salicylic acid to kill fungi, and the most important ingredient, zinc salts (zinc sulfate and zinc chloride) to give the body rigidity.
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