Chinese villagers fight for return of ‘stolen’ 1,000yo mummified monk | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Chinese villagers fight for return of ‘stolen’ 1,000yo mummified monk

Chinese villagers are fighting a court battle in the Netherlands to retrieve a 1,000-year-old statue containing the remains of a Buddhist monk.

The unusual artefact, which villagers say was stolen from their homeland, allegedly went missing from a temple in Yangchun in China’s Fujian province in 1995. It was not seen again until it was spotted in a museum in Hungary as part of a visiting exhibition two decades later.

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