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Mummy found inside bronze Buddha statue

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A bronze statue dating back up to 1,000 years has been found to contain the remains of a Buddhist monk.

While it might not appear particularly remarkable on the outside, the statue, which is coated in bronze, actually houses the mummified remains of a monk sitting in the lotus position.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/278413/mummy-found-inside-bronze-buddha-statue

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Dark_Grey

Whoa...that is intense. Really cool find

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paperdyer

Buddhists of that time obviously didn't want anyone looking at the deceased.

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jarjarbinks

looking at the last picture in the article, i bet that monk didnt thought he would get anally probed one day

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pallidin

Outstanding! I would have never thought to CT a statute for possible contents.

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Mikolaj

looking at the last picture in the article, i bet that monk didnt thought he would get anally probed one day

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third_eye

THat's top notch metal smith at work right there ...

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ancient astronaut

Hindi sarcophagi(I know it's not stone, but anyway).

Edited by ancient astronaut

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Crabby Kitten

Spooky really.

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Ashyne

He self-mummified, so it means he sat there like that until he died?

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moon tide

1000 years old. Remarkable. It's often believed in Buddhism that some of these mummies aren't actually dead but are instead in an advanced state of meditation. I can almost believe it.

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third_eye

Monday March 23, 2015 1:27:00 PM

China eyes return of ‘stolen’ mummy: Reports

BEIJING, March 23, 2015 (AFP) - A Chinese province is seeking the return of a 1,000-year-old mummified monk that experts say was stolen two decades ago and resurfaced at an exhibition in Hungary.

A Buddha statue containing a monk’s remains has been on display at the Mummy World Exhibition at Budapest’s Hungarian Natural History Museum, which brings together 28 preserved corpses from different cultures around the world.

A spokesman for the Fujian Cultural Relic Bureau told China’s official Xinhua news agency that the statue is believed to have been stolen from a temple in Yangchun village.

A mummy statue worshipped since the 12th century went missing from the temple in 1995, it said.

“When I saw the photo (of the Buddha statue) on the TV news, it immediately reminded me of our lost statue,” farmer Lin Yongtuan told the state-run China Daily newspaper on Monday.

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China eyes return of ‘stolen’ mummy: reports

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE |

March 23, 2015

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Looted ... plundered ... my suspicions proved correct ...

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Editor's Note: This story was updated to note that the current owner of the Buddha bought the statue legally.

'Legally' ?

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