Hidden mummy was not discovered until the statue was sent for repair in 2012, Ukraine Today reports.
Ukraine Today said, scientists have recently discovered the remains of a monk hidden inside a Buddha statue currently exhibited in Budapest, Hungary. The mummified remains are believed to be those of an unidentified monk who lived in present-day China over 1,000 years ago.
Video on Ukraine Today: Dr. Korsos Zoltan, curator, National Museum of Natural History said the statue was purchased by the collector in 1996, but the hidden mummy was not discovered until the statue was sent for repair in 2012. At that time, researchers used a CT scanner to look inside the statue only to reveal the existence of the skeleton.
According to Ukraine Today, the statue will be exhibited in Budapest until the end of May.