CNN: “Scan reveals 1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue”


    Mummy monkCNN. 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.

    But it wasn’t until a team of researchers and scientists did a CT scan — a comprehensive three dimensional x-ray image — last year, did they discover the mummy’s organs were missing.

    Read more and watch video | Image: Drent Muesum

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