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Mummified Buddhist Monk in Mongolia

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on January 29, 2015 at 4:02 PM

 Mummified Buddhist Monk in Mongolia

Mummified remains of 200-year-old Buddhist monk in lotus position, as if still meditating, was recently discovered in Mongolia, reports Mongolia's Morning Newspaper. The body was found on 27 January 2015 in Songinokhairkhan province, the Siberian Times reported.

The report further added that so far there was no information as to where the body was found. The only details were that it was covered with a cattle skin.

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It was not clear if it was the skin of a cow, horse, or camel. The mummy was delivered to Ulaanbataar National Centre of Forensic Expertise.

Initial speculation was that the mummy could be a teacher of famous Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov.

Source: ANI
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