Photos: China’s ‘Living Buddha’ on display at ‘Mummy World’ exhibit

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File photo taken on March 3, 2015 shows the Chinese Buddha statue at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, Hungary. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)

A 1,000-year-old Buddha statute containing the body of a mummified monk inside was put on display in the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest. It was part of the museum’s “Mummy World” exhibition that opened in October 2014 and originally scheduled to be on display though May 2015. However, the relic has since been removed, as claims that the ‘Living Buddha’ was stolen from an east China village began to come to the surface.

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