Archaeologists found something that they certainly weren’t expecting when they performed a CT scan and and endoscopy on this traditional Buddha statue from the eleventh or twelfth century. When researchers at the Netherlands-based meander medical Centre and Drents Museum in Amersfoot scanned the statue, they found that it contained the remains of a reputed Buddhist master of the Chinese meditation School. His name was Liuquan.
But this isn’t the most shocking discovery. The researchers expected, if not new, that there were remains of a body inside the statue-what they didn’t expect was that the organs, which had been removed prior to mummification, had been replaced by rolls of Chinese writing.