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Rosalia Lombardo, the “Sleeping Beauty” - Capuchin catacombs of Palermo

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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.

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from io9

Why Does This Mummy Appear To Open And Close Her Eyes?

One of the world's best preserved mummies, Rosalia is the most famous among some 8,000 mummies lining the catacombs beneath the Capuchin convent in Palermo, Sicily. Nicknamed "sleeping beauty," she looks like a 2-year-old baby taking a nap. Poking above a blanket, her peaceful face is framed by curly blond hair, while a ribbon is still tied around her head.

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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.

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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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from Owlcation

Rosalia Lombardo: The Child Mummy

Rosalia Lombardo

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Picture of Rosalia Lombardo, one of the worlds best preserved mummies. She died in 1920 at age two.

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Rosalia Lombardo: The True Sleeping Beauty

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Death, dying, and decay are subjects that we just can’t help loving. Perhaps it is our own mortality that makes these eerie topics so fascinating or maybe it is just the fact that we can be glad it is someone else who is dead and not us (yet). Regardless of the reasons here is another good old death-related list for your reading pleasure. Memento Mori (remember, you shall die).

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