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Bui Thi Khang
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Bui Thi Khang
Age unknown
Sex Male
Status
Height 5'3"
Source
Culture Vietnamese
Date(s) 14th century
Site
Current Location
Location Vietnam
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Bui Thi Khang was a Vietnamese Buddhist. In the faith of his religion he abstained from food and water to achieve enlightenment. This lead to his death and mummification.

Mummification

Bui Thi Khang was mummified through a process known as Sokushinbutsu. This is a Buddhist method of mummification which involves abstaining from things such as food and water. One who uses this method would essentially begin to mummify while still alive.

Pathology

No evidence of disease has been found in Bui Thi Khang.

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