Mummified remains of what appears to be a lama teacher or monk meditating in the lotus position has been found in Mongolia. Amazingly, the mummy is believed to have been like that for about two hundred years! A forensic examination is underway on the mummy, said to have been preserved in animal skin which could be the skin of a cow, horse, or camel.
'The mummified body sits in a lotus position, as if still meditating,' said a report in The Siberian Times - citing Mongolian accounts of the discovery.
Here’s the tweet from the Siberian Times:
200 years old 'meditating mummy' found in Mongolia http://t.co/NNORpJkjjG pic.twitter.com/yy9yNUwRug
— Siberian Times (@siberian_times) January 28, 2015
The website reports that initial speculation is that the mummy could be a teacher of famous Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov.
Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, born in 1852, was a Buryat Buddhist Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, best known for the lifelike state of his body.
His remains were reported not to be subject to macroscopic decay.
The mummy was discovered this week in Mongolia’s Songinokhairkhan province. Scientists at the Ulaanbataar National Centre of Forensic Expertise are conducting tests on it now to find out more information.