1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue

Photo credit: MMC / Jan van Esch via Rob Webstek

This looks like a traditional 11th – 12th century statue of Buddha, but inside, it’s hiding a mummified secret. A recent CT scan and endoscopy carried out by the Netherlands-based Drents Museum at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort revcealed that the ancient relic fully encases the mummified remains of a Buddhist master known as Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School. Inside, researches also discovered rolls of paper scraps covered in Chinese writing. Continue reading to see the CT scan image.

1,000 Year Old Buddha Mummy