Scan reveals 1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue

March 4, 2015 4:49 PM

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Scan reveals 1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue

(CNN)A statue of a sitting Buddha that made its way from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1,000-year-old mummified monk.

The mummy was discovered, encased in a cavity in the statue, when a private buyer brought it to an expert for restoration. It's unclear when or how the statue was removed from China.

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