Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Priceless stolen Buddha statue with mummified monk inside turns up in museum show

By Zoe Li
The controversial Buddha statue encases a thousand-year-old mummy of a monk. Image: Drents Museum.
HUNGARY---China claims a Buddha statue, which caused a sensation when a mummified monk was discovered inside it, was stolen from Fujian Province two decades ago. It was recently the centerpiece of an ongoing exhibition at the Hungarian Natural History Museum, until it was pulled out by its owner last Friday, reports the state-run Xinhua news agency. [link]