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Buddha Statue with Mummy Skeleton Inside

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Buddha Statue with Mummy Skeleton Inside

This Buddha statue was exhibited earlier this year in an exhibition in the Drents Museum (where it was shown for the first time outside China). The mummified body of the Buddhist master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and who belonged to the Chinese Meditation School, is hidden in this precious reliquary dating from the eleventh or twelfth century. The statue was examined with a CT scan (photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans) In Amersfoort's main hospital, Meander Medical Centre, the nearly thousand year old mummy has been recently examined with a CT scan and an endoscope. Several...

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