Must-See Video: Mummified Buddhist Monk Covered in Gold
The body of Chinese monk Fu Hou, who died at the age of 94, was mummified in 2012.
CHINA--A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk died in 2012 at age 94. The temple decided to mummify him to commemorate his devotion to Buddhism. The local Buddhist belief is that only a truly virtuous monk's body will remain intact after being mummified. [video]
(Reuters/ David Gray)A young Tibetan monk walks around the courtyard at the Namo Monastery on the outskirts of Kangding in Sichuan province.