Sunday, 4 October 2015
This Girl Has Been Dead For A Hundred Years…. And She Just Opened Her Eyes
The Capuchin Monks of Palermo, Italy have been in the business of mummification since 1599. Where once business was booming, it has since fizzled out, and the last mummies to be placed in their underground catacombs were buried around 1920. One of them was a 2 year old girl named Rosalia Lombardo, who died of pneumonia almost a century ago. But from time to time, she blinks.
Her devastated parents begged the Capuchin Monks of Palermo to mummify her body so that it could be preserved forever, and the men happily obliged.