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.