Buddhist Statue Mummified Monk

When researchers at the Netherland’s Meander Medical Center placed a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue inside a CT scanner they discovered a mummified monk. They believe the statue contains the body of a Buddhist master named Liuquan, who most likely practiced the tradition of “self-mummification” to reach his final resting place. An endoscope was used to examine the abdominal cavity of the mummy inside, they found that the organs had been removed and replaced with paper scraps that were printed with ancient Chinese characters. Continue reading for more fascinating random facts you probably didn’t know about before today.

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