There are 18 mummified corpses in the tiny Church of the Dead in Urbania, Italy. They were looked after by the Brotherhood of Good Death, founded in 1567, in whose costume Vincenzo is dressed. Click him to make him bigger. The original goals of the Brotherhood were to assist the poor and the dying, provide free burial for the dead, and register the deaths.
Among the mummies is that of a young Down’s syndrome corpse who died of heart failure, a woman who died during a caesarian, and the victim of a stabbing.