X-Rays of Buddhist Statue Reveal Mummified Monk

Posted in 2015, spirituality with tags , , on February 27, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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It’s not surprising that Southeast Asia is home to countless ancient Buddha statues, but when one of those statues contains a mummified monk, that is certainly a surprise.

A mummified monk is exactly what researchers at the Netherland’s Meander Medical Center found when they placed a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue inside a CT scanner. Researchers believe the statue contains the body of a Buddhist master named Liuquan, who may have practiced the tradition of “self-mummification” to reach his final resting place.

One of a Kind

Researchers weren’t completely surprised by what the scans revealed. They knew there was a mummified body within the statue, but they didn’t know much else about it.

Buddha statues containing mummified monks are quite rare and this was the first time this particular statue was released beyond the borders of China. The statue had been displayed in a mummy exhibit last year at the Drents Museum in Netherlands, which yielded the perfect opportunity to examine it in more detail.

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Scientists and medical staff performed the CT scan that revealed Liuquan’s mediating body in full detail. They also used an endoscope to examine the abdominal cavity of the mummy inside, and they discovered that the organs had been removed and replaced with paper scraps that were printed with ancient Chinese characters. It isn’t clear what specifically was written on those paper scraps.

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NASA – The Dawn Probe captured Two bright spots marked on the dwarf planet Ceres

Posted in 2015, astronomy with tags , , on February 26, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The Dawn probe NASA has immortalized a curious mystery. When it was approaching the dwarf planet Ceres, February 19, Dawn was able to photograph two points scintillating, reports the website Piercepioneer.

While located about 46,000 km of the planet, the probe launched in 2007 has made ever more accurate and detailed images of the dwarf planet discovered in the early 19th century.

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NASA Officials Continue To Speculate Over Ceres Bright Spots

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