Death’s Doll

"Sleeping Beauty" in her glass coffin

“Sleeping Beauty” in her glass coffin

The mummification process has been happening for about 5,000-7,000 years at this point in time, and after all of that practice we have managed to preserve humans and animals so that they are considered “art” in museums. Although we have managed to preserve the insides quite well the skin and features of the bodies are hard to hit right on the head and keep young and beautiful. There is an exception to this though; “Sleeping Beauty” they call her. Sleeping Beauty is identified to be a 2 year old Rosalina Lombardo (Italy) who is know know as the worlds most beautiful mummy . Not much is known about the mere toddlers life except for the fact that she was embalmed by Alfredo Salafia. The young girls body was preserved so well because of the mixture of  formalin, zinc salts, alcohol, salicylic acid and glycerin. She is on exhibit at the Capuchin Catacombs in Italy. She is deaths eternal playmate, deaths doll. 

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