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.