Inside lies the lifeless body of a 2 year old girl named Rosalia Lombardo.
She died almost a century ago, in 1920, but the angelic beauty has not been altered from time.
The little girl died from pneumonia at the age of 2 and the devastated father asked embalmer Alfredo Salafia to preserve her body.
The Salafia did it with great success!
The mummy of young Rosalia considered as the most well-preserved in the world, and the external appearance and internal organs have been left virtually untouched. The method used by Salafia remained secret until 2009, when anthropologist Dario Piombino-Mascali learned the process from the embalmer’s descendants.
But the story of "Sleeping Beauty", known as the mummy of the girl with a ribbon in her blonde hair, does not end here.
Credits: Armando Martínez, Cybertosh