300 years old carved Tibetan skull. Experts from a wide

7/13/2021, 12:19:46 PM
300 years old carved Tibetan skull. Experts from a wide array of organizations are examining an intricately carved skull discovered in an antique shop in Vienna in 2011. The skull, believed to be 300 years old, is completely covered with figures and symbols that seem to hold some sort of religious significance. Yet nobody is able to determine what that significance is, let alone who carved the skull, or the identity of the person to whom the skull once belonged. Bits and Pieces about the Carved Skull’s Owners The shopkeeper has said that the skull was sold to him by a man who said it belonged to one of his ancestors, a medical doctor who had traveled extensively throughout Asia. Once, he was able to provide medical assistance to an abbot in a Buddhist monastery in Tibet. In gratitude for his services, the abbot gave the doctor a number of relics, including the skull. In August 2011, the new owner of the skull posted photos of it on the website forum ‘Asian Arts.’ He wrote: “I got this skull in March 2011 from an antique shop in Vienna, Austria. Showed it to several experts and organizations, such as the Institute for Tibetan and Buddhistic Studies in Vienna, the Museum of Natural History Vienna, and the Völkerkunde Museum. The Tibetan letters and most of the symbols got deciphered, but no one ever heard of a skull like that. Except one Tibetan Khenpo (Monk-Professor), who said such skulls were carved a long time ago to take a curse off a family or to guide the soul of a mislead human being on the right path.” (Klemens, 2011) Photographer: Unknown (DM) Source: https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/can-you-solve-mystery-behind-intricately-carved-skull-007725 You can also follow me at @collectivespark

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