We present this interesting note on the petrification of corpses, published in 1890 in the Italian Journal of Natural Sciences. After a brief review of the oldest forms of embalming, the author, Michele Martone, presents petrification as the only way to obtain the perfect conservation of the corpse. CONCLUSION: This scientific note presents some considerations regarding the constant search of humanity to arrest, if not the death of a person, the decomposition of their body.

To Save a Corpse from Decomposition - the Purpose of Petrification in the Second Half of the 19th Century

Licata M.
;
Tesi C.;Larentis O.;Fusco R.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

We present this interesting note on the petrification of corpses, published in 1890 in the Italian Journal of Natural Sciences. After a brief review of the oldest forms of embalming, the author, Michele Martone, presents petrification as the only way to obtain the perfect conservation of the corpse. CONCLUSION: This scientific note presents some considerations regarding the constant search of humanity to arrest, if not the death of a person, the decomposition of their body.
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Italian Journal of Natural Sciences; Michele Martone; Petrification of the Corpse; Attitude to Death; Cadaver; Embalming; History, 19th Century; Humans; Italy
Licata, M.; Rossetti, C.; Tesi, C.; Larentis, O.; Fusco, R.; Ciliberti, R.
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