Sleeping Beauty of the Capuchin Catacombs
Being so well-preserved that it looks like she is sleeping in her tomb that is located in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo
Mario Lombardo, Maria Cara Lombardo
Alfredo Salafia, Otzi, Xin Zhui, Elmer McCurdy
6 December 1920 (1 year, 359 days) Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Rosalia Lombardo (December 13, 1918 in Palermo, Italy – December 6, 1920) was an Italian child who died of pneumonia. Rosalia's father, official Mario Lombardo, was sorely grieved upon her death, so he approached Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to preserve her. Her body was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily.
The death and embalming of rosalia lombardo
Rosalia Lombardo, Child Mummy 
Thanks to Salafia's embalming techniques, the body was well preserved. X-rays of the body show that all the organs are remarkably intact. Rosalia Lombardo's body is kept in a small chapel at the end of the catacomb's tour and is encased in a glass covered coffin, placed on a wooden pedestal. A 2009 National Geographic photograph of Rosalia Lombardo shows the mummy is beginning to show signs of decomposition, most notably discoloration. To address these issues the mummy was moved to a drier spot in the catacombs, and her original coffin was placed in a hermetically sealed glass enclosure with nitrogen gas to prevent decay. The mummy is one of the best preserved bodies in the catacombs.