Scan Reveals This Buddha Statue Has A Mummy Inside

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Cheryl Eddy

http://io9.com/scan-reveals-mummified-monk-remains-concealed-within-a-1687235883

Scan Reveals This Buddha Statue Has A Mummy Inside

Scan Reveals This Buddha Statue Has A Mummy Inside

This is no ordinary Buddha statue. As the CT scan at the right clearly shows, there’s a mummy concealed inside!

This fascinating artifact is currently on display as part of a mummy-themed exhibit at the Netherlands’ Drents Museum (link also offers a glimpse of a particularly rad cat mummy). It’s the first time the “Buddha mummy” has been shown outside of China; according to the museum, the statue contains the remains of a monk who lived “around the year 1100″ and are possibly an example of self-mummification.

[Via Neatorama; photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans.]

 

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