200-year old Buddhist mummified monk found in Lotus position

A Mongolian newspaper has reported that a 200 year old monk that still remains in a Lotus meditating position was found intact in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia.

Discovery News has said that the mummified monk who was found by accident was covered in animal skin, cow hides more exactly which most likely played a role in its preservation.

Another source says: ‘Experts that only had time to carry basic visual test say they believe the body can be about 200 years old.’

The Siberian Times speculates that the monk could be the “teacher of famous Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov,” a Buddhist Lama that lived in the 19th century.

Experts are still running tests, although the monk was found on January 27th.

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