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Scientists Shocked after CT Scan Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside an Ancient Buddha Statue!

A shocking secret hidden inside a 1,000 year old statue.

Bernadette Carillo





After nearly 11 to 12 centuries, the Meander Medical Centre first-handedly unveiled a mummified ancient Chinese Buddhist monk inside a statue after a CT scan was carried out upon the request of the Drents museum in the Netherlands. Experts believed that the discovered remains might have been able to attain the highest form of meditation as it was able to preserve its lotus position. Furthermore, Buddhism states that mummified holy figures are a vital spiritual force whereas the preserved bodies are not really dead but living gods.

Although scientists are already aware of the mummy inside, the CT scan gave them an up-close interaction at the skeleton of which lead to the identification of the body. Also with the help of hidden paper scrolls with Chinese characters, the monk was identified as Liuquan, an ancient Buddhist master from the Chinese Meditation School.


Photo credit: M. Elsevier Stokmans; Boeddhamummie (Drents Museum)

It is remembered that a mummified monk in Mongolia was previously exposed in the Central Asian country’s capital of Ulan Bator after being stolen from its provincial resting place on the purpose of exchanging it for a certain price.

Buddhist mummification was much more prominent in Japan which requires a strict discipline of diet and practice before being buried alive in a pine-wood box full of salt. Meanwhile, Buddhist monks who died of natural causes customary left mummification instructions to be implemented after they pass away. The statue will be on display at the Hungarian Natural History Museum until May, 2015.

Researchers knew there were remains inside the statue.


Photo credit: MMC / Jan van Esch
CT scan revealed that all of the monk’s organs had been removed.


Photo credit: MMC / Jan van Esch
Buddhists claimed these mummies “aren’t dead” but are in an advanced state of meditation.


Photo credit: MMC / Jan van Esch

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Dying Wife Spent Final Months Helping Husband Find New Love.

She spent her final months trying to find her husband a new love…

Joy Adalia



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At the time, her children with husband John were still very young. Jack was 10 while Ben was just 7.

Knowing the kids and her husband would have a hard time coping after she is gone, Clare quickly arranged dates for John, even while she was lying on her deathbed.

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Gem-Studded Teeth Reveal Remarkable Skills Of Ancient Mayan Dentists

We’re not sure why the trend did not catch on and reach modern times but would you be willing to try this awesome Mayan dentistry fad?

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Its colossal pyramids have lasted thousands of years yet these were only made using crude tools. Surely, this prowess in architecture surpasses the talents of this period.

But would you believe the Mayans also practiced advanced dentistry? Well, we’re not talking here about dental implants using titanium screws and metal-ceramic crowns used by modern dentists to replace teeth after extraction but of an entirely different kind of implants.

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These People Actually Consented to Let Doctors Break Their Legs… Unbelievable!

This may sound like madness, but some people would endure anything just to…




How far would you go to look better?

These people actually agreed to have their legs broken just to get taller. See, they have this medical procedure called leg lengthening, which is just the thing for those who are incredibly insecure with their height. Yes, you have to be really insecure if you agree to have your legs physically broken by a doctor and have a rod inserted in and around them. I don’t know about you, but that sounds excruciatingly painful. I could use a few inches of height, but no thank you. I’d rather wear platform shoes.

I mean, just look at this.

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