Mummified Monk Found Inside A 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue

A CT scan and endoscopy performed by the Netherlands-based Drents museum revealed mummified remains inside a statue of Buddha, dating back to the 11th or 12th century. It is common among some practicing Buddhists that mummies have not died, but are alternatively in a deep state of meditation. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the remains belong to a Buddhist master known as, Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School.

The mummy has been transported to Hungary, where it will be on display until May 2015 at the Hungarian Natural History Museum.

h/t Colossal

Photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans; Boeddhamummie (Drents Museum)

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