Something strange was recently discovered about an ancient Buddhist statue, located at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands: there”s a mummy inside. No one knew this when the statue first arrived, but upon further investigation, they realized that it contained the body of a Buddhist monk.
The museum sent the ancient artifact off to Meander Medical Center (Meander Medisch Centrum in Dutch) to put the statue through of a CT scanner. They hoped to get a clear picture of the mummy inside. See photos of the statue-mummy below.
This is the Buddhist statue located at the Drents Museum.
Liuquan was a member of the Chinese School of Meditation…
In order to get a clearer picture of the mummy on the inside of the statue, the Meander Medical Center put the statue through a CT scanner.
This is the CT scan of the mummy.
(via NL Times, Colossal)
The discovery of Liuquan”s mummy is very exciting for those interested in ancient Buddhist customs and practices. It”s sure to be just the beginning of the research that will go into the find.