Scientists shocked after CT scan of 1,000-year-old Buddha statue reveal mummified remains of meditating monk

Mummified remains of a monk have been found encased in a Buddha statue dating back to the 11th or 12th Century. 

Erik Bruijn, an Buddhism expert, led the study that determined the mummy was of Buddhist master Liuquan, who belonged to the Chinese Meditation School.

The CT scan and endoscopy were carried out by Drents Museum at Meander Medical Centre in the Netherlands.


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Ancient: A study led by Erik Bruijn, a Buddism art and culture expert, looked into mummified remains of a mong that were found encased in a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue

Ancient: A study led by Erik Bruijn, a Buddism art and culture expert, looked into mummified remains of a mong that were found encased in a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue

Reserachers knew that there were remains dating back to the 11th or 12th Century in the statue, but it wasn't until the CT scan that they discovered all of the monk's organs had been removed

Reserachers knew that there were remains dating back to the 11th or 12th Century in the statue, but it wasn’t until the CT scan that they discovered all of the monk’s organs had been removed

While it was known before the scan that a mummy was inside the statue, it wasn’t until then that researchers discovered that the monk’s organs had been removed from his body, according to Colossal.

Rolls of paper scraps covered in Chinese…

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