CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside

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

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(MMC / Jan van Esch)

Just what seems like a normal statue of Buddha dating back to into the 11th or 12th century had been recently uncovered is a great deal more. A CT scan and endoscopy completed by the Netherlands-based Drents Museum within Meander health Centre in Amersfoort, showed the old reliquary totally encases the mummified keeps of a Buddhist master known as Liuquan of this Chinese Meditation class. Whilst it ended up being understood beforehand the keeps of a person had been in, another startling breakthrough ended up being made during the scan: where organs have been removed prior to mummification, researches found rolls of paper scraps covered in Chinese writing.

The Liuquan mummy features since already been transported to Hungary where it will likely be on view at the Hungarian All-natural background Museum through might of 2015. (via Robs Webstek, Neatorama, Creators Venture)

Enhance: Among some practicing Buddhists it’s been said that similar mummies “aren’t lifeless” but they are instead within an advanced level condition of meditation. (thnx, Alan!)

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