Ancient Chinese Buddhist Mummies
The Buddha statue contains the mummified body of the Buddhist master Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School, according to the Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort, Netherlands, where the statue was scanned. (Dents Museum)
Biographical Information
Name(s) Liuquan monk
Sex Male
Status self-mummification inside in bronze statue
Culture Buddhism
Date(s) ~1000 years ago
Current Location
Location China
Catalog #


The ancient Chinese Buddhist Mummies was Chinese famous monk, Liuquan in song dynasty. He was found in 2015, and sent to Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, Netherlands for further examination. As he was scanned, the scientists found that his entrails were taken out, and mummified inside in the bronze statue in meditation posture.


This mummy was mummified and put into the bronze statue. According to Buddhism cultures, the process of his mummification is considered as self-mummification, which means that after Liuquan monk died, he mummified in meditation posture without any manual technique.



The cause of death is still unknown.

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External LinksEdit

News, C. (2015, February 24). Ancient chinese buddha statue has a mummy with surprises inside - technology & science - cbc news. Retrieved from

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