Tue, 3 March 2015
The mummified remains of a Buddist monk have been discovered inside a statue that dates back over 1,000 years. Even more fascinating, studies reveal that the monk may have been self-mummified! Jeff and Anthony learn the excruciating, lengthy procedure once used to begin the embalming process while still alive, and wonder how enlightened one must be to attempt it.
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Today’s story was sent in by Chrysophase: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/buddha-statue-reveals-remains-of-mummified-monk-inside/2015/02/24/3e4a0fd8-bc56-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html