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Mummified Monk Sits Inside Ancient Buddha Statue Researchers at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands made a shocking discovery when they imaged an ancient Chinese statue and found a nearly 1,000-year-old mummy inside. Sitting in the lotus position, the mummy fits within the statue perfectly. “On the outside, it looks like a large statue of Buddha,” the museum [...]
Who knew that rubber band balls could serve as an endless source of entertainment ? Slow Mo Lab stuck a firecracker inside one of those balls and filmed it exploding in oh so sweet slow motion. It's like watching a mummy spontaneously combust right before our eyes. Read more...
In 1996, an anonymous man in Holland bought what he thought was just a golden Buddha statue. But the following year, experts working on restoration discovered something inside that made his buy a lot more interesting: a mummified skeleton. In...Show More Summary
Kendrick Perkins, a mummy wrapped in fan belts collected from decommissioned school buses, has signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He should do a lot to increase the Cavs' frowns per minute. [NBA] Read more...
photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans A statue of a seated, meditating Buddha that houses the mummy of Chinese Buddhist Master Liuquan–who died around the year 1100 A.D.–was on display as an artifact in the Mummies exhibit at Drents Museum in the Netherlands last year. While the statue was in the Netherlands, a group consisting of […]
A CT scan of a 1,000-year-old statue of Chinese Buddhist master master Liuquan revealed the mummy inside. Read the rest
Researchers at the Meander Medical Center in the Netherlands discovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old mummy inside of an ancient Chinese statue during a CT scan. [ more › ]
Allyson Goldsmith I have always loved Halloween. Haunted houses, a full moon, and starry nights. Spiders weaving their webs, creepy crawlers, witches, tombstones, and mummies. Lions and tigers and bears…oh my! This year, Halloween was creepier than usual. Show More Summary
CT scans of the statue reveal the remarkably well-preserved body of a Buddhist master within
Researchers examining a nearly 1,000-year-old statue of Buddha on display in Holland discovered something very unusual hidden inside: the mummy of a meditating monk. Calling the mummy its "oldest patient ever," the Meander Medical Center...Show More Summary
The mummy, revealed by a CT scan, is believed to be from the year 1100, and is potentially a Sokushinbutsu.
A 11th or 12th century statue of a meditating Buddha with a perfectly posed mummy inside received a revelatory CT scan last September at the Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort, central Netherlands. The statue arrived in the country as part of the Mummies exhibition at the Drents Museum in Assen, northeastern Netherlands. This was the [...]
This is no ordinary Buddha statue. As the CT scan at the right clearly shows, there's a mummy concealed inside! Read more...
The British Museum is UK’s most popular visitor attraction with over six million visitors last year, the museum has a collection which spans the world with over 8 million objects including Egyptian mummies, The Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures. Show More Summary
Paleodiet in the Paracas Necropolis of Wari Kayan: carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of keratin samples from the south coast of PeruAuthors:Knudson et alAbstract:Despite being one of the most famous archaeological cemeteries in Peru,...Show More Summary
(Photo: M. Elsevier Stokmans) It looks like a statue of the Buddha. It is, in a way. But inside, there are the mummified remains of a human body. Tradition holds that they are a Buddhist monk who lived around the year 1100 AD. Last year, the statue left China for the first time. Show More Summary
Photo Credit: David Lay Auctioneers Everyone likes a one man's trash is another man's treasure story. But what can these stories tell us about collectors, collecting habits and the art market in antiquities in the 20th century in the...Show More Summary
The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you? Read more...
Everything we've seen so far from the new Mad Max: Fury Road makes this film look like one crazy ride. The new trailer, though brief, is no different. Tom Hardy heads into the eye of a fiery, sandy storm the likes of which The Mummy could only hope of conjuring. Show More Summary