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Mummy Found Hiding [sic] Inside Ancient Buddha Statue
livescience.com ^ | Tia Ghose,

Posted on 02/23/2015 5:43:44 PM PST by BenLurkin

The mummy may have once been a respected Buddhist monk who, after death, was worshipped as an enlightened being, one who helped the living end their cycle of suffering and death, said Vincent van Vilsteren, an archaeology curator at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands, where the mummy (from inside the Buddha statue) was on exhibit last year.

The secret hidden in the gold-painted statue was first discovered when preservationists began restoring the statue many years ago. But the human remains weren't studied in detail until researchers took scans and samples of tissue from the mummy late last year.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: buddha; buddhism; weird
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During routine restoration, researchers discovered a surprise hidden in an ancient gold-painted Chinese Buddha statue: a mummy hidden inside. The mummy was once the Buddhist monk Liuquan, according to text found with the statue. Credit: ©Ben Heggelman (Meander Medical Centre, Amersfoort) / Universityhospital Mannheim
1 posted on 02/23/2015 5:43:44 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Ancient Obamacare.


2 posted on 02/23/2015 5:44:59 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Candor7

Buddha ping


3 posted on 02/23/2015 5:45:40 PM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: BenLurkin

Never EVER play hide and seek with a Buddhist.


4 posted on 02/23/2015 5:46:22 PM PST by cripplecreek ("For by wise guidance you can wage your war")
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5 posted on 02/23/2015 5:46:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Note to self: Next time I need to hide a body....


6 posted on 02/23/2015 5:54:31 PM PST by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv; Salamander
And the Winner is .....
7 posted on 02/23/2015 5:54:38 PM PST by shibumi ("Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way")
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; TheOldLady

Ping to #7.


8 posted on 02/23/2015 5:56:40 PM PST by shibumi ("Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way")
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To: BenLurkin

Winner of the Buddhist Monk Hide & Seek Contest for the year 1,015.


9 posted on 02/23/2015 6:00:16 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

A Peruvian mummy who hid in an urn for 875 years is challenging this win. He claims that the Chinese monk merely sat down to meditate and his overzealous grandson got carried away with his papier-mâché for a school project. Therefore he wasn’t really hiding and is not a proper contestant.


10 posted on 02/23/2015 6:13:19 PM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: BenLurkin

You know, I am a single man and I just might call that mummy for a date.

11 posted on 02/23/2015 6:14:19 PM PST by Slyfox (I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever)
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

Hide and Go Seek champion??


12 posted on 02/23/2015 6:31:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: Slyfox
http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Government/2013/Clintons/bill_clinton_thumbs_up_AP.jpg
13 posted on 02/23/2015 6:33:12 PM PST by mikrofon (Bubba's Buddhy)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


14 posted on 02/23/2015 6:36:43 PM PST by GeronL
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To: TigersEye

LOL!! Good one! The Chinese Monk concedes.


15 posted on 02/23/2015 7:22:46 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BenLurkin

You really need to be careful with any mummy that can hide itself. You never know what else it can do.


16 posted on 02/23/2015 8:29:05 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: mass55th

Go Peru! Peru #1!


17 posted on 02/23/2015 8:34:22 PM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the Ping. Nothing like locking oneself into a statue and then going for it! Only in China?


18 posted on 02/23/2015 8:57:08 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
No, the article talks about similar practices in Japan,
minus the statue. I guess that might be only in China.
19 posted on 02/23/2015 9:15:43 PM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: shibumi; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Thanks for the ping, Sensei. I read all about this on Fox news this morning. I was shocked to find out that
when the monks are dying, they are entombed with a breathing tube so that they may meditate until they die.


20 posted on 02/24/2015 5:38:34 AM PST by TheOldLady (Pray for Obama... Psalm 109:8...... I donate monthly. Do you?)
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