Thursday, February 5, 2009 Little Rosalia

This photo of Rosalia Lombardo (1918-1920) was taken around 2007. She is an amazing example of preservation by Dr. Alfredo Salafia, a pioneer in arterial embalming. A recent Nat Geo TV show featured an xray of Rosalia to prove that she was not artificial, and it revealed that even her brain and soft tissues were preserved. Truly amazing and more than a little sad.

8 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh, what am I going to do with you? :)

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hey! I saw that show! Very interesting....but....you know me...I like all that creepy stuff!

Awwwwww...don't be to hard on him Caroline! giggle*giggle

Enchanted Blessings,
(And keep up the creepy work Phil...your fans love it)
Joycee

Caroline said...

Just a little hard time to help keep his sanity in check! LOL :)

Phil said...

Shhhh...Be very quiet or we will wake the baby.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

oh that poor baby! However, I must say, this quite creepy cool.. I didn't see the show?
Yes, Caroline, let him play! LOL
Cheers!

alimaky_woodedwoods said...

She's beautiful, what an amazing photo. My fingers itch to make a little Rosalia doll...

Phil said...

Edited the post to include a link to the video of the Nat Geo show. Enjoy!

Designs By CK said...

WOW!!! ~ Creeeeeepy!

Chris (-: