Laura Aldworth
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The Capuchin Crypt ,Rome, Italy.In the small chapel at the end of the tour houses the very last member of the crypt, a child that has come to be known as "sleeping beauty". Rosalia Lombardo died in 1920 and thanks to a secret chemical embalming process she looks as if she is only sleeping. Encased in a glass-covered coffin, it is hard to believe that this little girl died 85 years ago. She looks like she could open her eyes at any moment, a truly haunting vision that stays with you for days.

The Capuchin Crypt ,Rome, Italy.In the small chapel at the end of the tour houses the very last member of the crypt, a child that has come to be known as "sleeping beauty". Rosalia Lombardo died in 1920 and thanks to a secret chemical embalming process she looks as if she is only sleeping. Encased in a glass-covered coffin, it is hard to believe that this little girl died 85 years ago. She looks like she could open her eyes at any moment, a truly haunting vision that stays with you for days.

Formaldehyde used during the embalming process poses a threat to funeral home workers and the environment.

Formaldehyde used during the embalming process poses a threat to funeral home workers and the environment.

The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Corpse: After the assassination of Lincoln on April 15th, his body went through an extensive embalming process before embarking a two week, sixteen-hundred mile tour via train on April 21, 1865. Lincoln did not make the tour alone, as the body of his son William Wallace Lincoln accompanied him, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 11.

The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Corpse: After the assassination of Lincoln on April 15th, his body went through an extensive embalming process before embarking a two week, sixteen-hundred mile tour via train on April 21, 1865. Lincoln did not make the tour alone, as the body of his son William Wallace Lincoln accompanied him, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 11.

List of on-line games that let you embalm your own mummy and learn about the mummification process. So cool to add to unit or lessons on Ancient Egypt. My kids LOVE this game!

List of on-line games that let you embalm your own mummy and learn about the mummification process. So cool to add to unit or lessons on Ancient Egypt. My kids LOVE this game!

Images from The Champion Text Book on Embalming (1897) | The Public Domain Review

Images from The Champion Text Book on Embalming (1897) | The Public Domain Review

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