Mummified monk revealed inside Buddha statue

February 24, 2015 1:21 AM

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Mummified monk revealed inside Buddha statue

For the first time after nearly 1,000 years, the mummified remains of a monk have been revealed inside a Chinese statue of a Buddha.

The mummy inside the gold-painted papier-mâché statue is believed to that of Liuquan, a Buddhist master of the Chinese Meditation School who died around the year 1100, researchers said. It's the only Chinese Buddhist mummy that has undergone scientific research in the West.

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