Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Mummy Found Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

During routine restoration, researchers discovered a surprise hidden in an ancient gold-painted Chinese Buddha statue: a mummy hidden inside.

The mummy was once the Buddhist monk Liuquan, according to text found with the statue.
The mummy was a respected Buddhist monk who, after death, was worshipped as an enlightened being, one who helped the living end their cycle of suffering and death.
Liuquan is known to have taught during the 11th century, which puts the age of the statue at close to 1,000 years.