A Mummified Monk Inside A Buddha Statue

In the year 2015, researchers from the Netherlands performed a CT scan on a sitting Buddha statue. Inside, they found things that they did not expect at all. The statue came with a mummified monk who had been in there for a millennium. Inside of simply putting the monk in there, researchers found out that he was full of scraps with Chinese characters on them. To mummify himself, the monk must have been placed on a special diet of toxic tea that would ensure that his body would become too toxic to be infested by maggots. Not many monks did this, but those who did were revered in their community.

Published by Sima Sarkar

I am Anjan.I am a freelancer.I am trying to write day to day human issues.I want to highlight issues related to 'Mother Earth' as well.

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