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.
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.
Rosalia Lombardo, is an Italian child mummy. She died in 1920 at the age of two. She's almost perfectly preserved even though she's been dead for 93 years. She still has all her organs, skin, and even eyes and.... Her EYES OPEN AND CLOSE!! It's due to temperature change (they think) but seriously, that's too much! Eyes give me the heebie-jeebies!
Palermo Rosalia Lombardo/Mummies have a bit of a bad rap when it comes to attractiveness. If Mumm-Ra is anything to go by they all need a bit more than a quick crop on Photoshop. But little Rosalia Lombardo takes the mummy mold and smashes it to pieces under her tiny infant feet. Rosalia died of pneumonia in 1920 at the tragic age of two. Her father, understandably, wanted her memory immortalized and paid embalmer Alfredo Salafia to mummify Rosalia for all the world to see. Salafia set to…