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Authors: Bianucci, Raffaella* 
Donell, Simon T* 
Galassi, Francesco Maria* 
Nerlich, Andreas G* 
Lanza, Tiziana* 
Mattutino, Grazia* 
Sineo, Luca* 
Title: The Mummy of Rosalia Lombardo at the end of 2022: an update on the status quaestionis and a reflection on the level of evidence
Journal: Human Evolution 
Series/Report no.: 3-4 /37 (2022)
Publisher: Angelo Pontecorboli Editore - Firenze
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2022
Keywords: Ethics, Mummy studies, Embalming, Conservation, Display, Catacombs of Palermo, Sicily.
Abstract: In this communication we present key new evidence on the story of the famous Salafia embalming manuscript that further clarifies the genesis of a series of studies on this topic and corroborates our assumptions published in previous articles on this matter. In the second part of the paper, we provide a concise ethical analysis of Rosalia Lombardo’s case and try to establish a level of evi- dence in the assessment of her preservation by comparing facts and interpretations. Finally, we call for an independent assess- ment of the mummy’s state of preservation and the disclosure of the full content of the Salafia manuscript.
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