Centuries-Old 'Meditating' Mummy Found In Mongolia

February 4, 2015 9:56 PM

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Centuries-Old 'Meditating' Mummy Found In Mongolia

That's right. The mummified man--seated in the lotus position with his legs crossed and arms folded--was found last week in the Songino Khairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital, according to Mongolia’s Morning News.

"This is an immensely important discovery that is in line with Buddhist practices in the region,” Dr. John W. Olsen, a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona and executive director of the Je Tsongkhapa Endowment for Central and Inner Asian Archaeology, told The Huffington Post.

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