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Fu Hou
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Fu Hou
Age 94
Sex Male
Culture Buddhist
Current Location
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Fu Hou was born in Jinjiang in 1919. At the age of 17 he became a practicing monk. After becoming a monk, he spent almost all of his time away from the public's eye at the Chongfu Temple located in the city of Quanzhou, China. Monks who knew him, said he was a quiet and highly devoted man. He passed away at the age of 94 in 2012.


Before his death, Fu Hou decided to preserve his body. His body was treated by two mummification experts and then put in a pottery jar, sitting in the lotus position. In January 2016, his body was removed from the jar, then washed with alcohol, covered him with gauze and lacquer, and then gold leaf. Finally, enrobed, Fu Hou's body is now a mix of a mummy and a statue.

External Links

- Didi, T. (2016, April 28). Revered Buddhist Monk Mummified.. In Gold. Retrieved from

- Associated Press, and Woollaston, V. (2016, April 28). The ultimate sign of respect: Revered Buddhist monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf to become a shrine in China. Retrieved from