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Rosalia Lombardo - The Sleeping Beauty

Category: Weird, Odd and Bizarre

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Rosalia Lombardo died of pneumonia in Palermo, Sicily in December 1920. Her father took her body to renowned embalmer, Alfredo Salafia, so her body would remain preserved.

Salafia's embalming technique worked so completely, that the body survived the ravages of time. It was so well preserved that even in 1995, when this photo was taken, she looked merely asleep. Another fascinating aspect is Rosalia's eyes. Some days and nights they will slowly open and close, as if slowly waking from a long sleep...