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Mystery surrounding Death of Santa Rosa, Italian Saint, solved by Radiology

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, Rebekah Moan) -- X-ray reveals Italian saint died from a cardiac embolism


An x-ray taken centuries after her death proves a well-known saint died from a cardiac embolism instead of tuberculosis, as was previously thought. The body of Santa Rosa, an 18- or 19-year old girl, was naturally mummified in the 13th century.

Santa Rosa, or Saint Rose, allegedly brought people back to life and is said to have been unscathed after standing in a funeral pyre for three hours. She is conserved in the monastery bearing her name located in Viterbo, Italy.


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