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Old 02-18-2009, 10:43 AM
Klapaucius Klapaucius is offline
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Default photos of mummies

I'm considering posting a photo of a mummy, but not an Egyptian one, a Japanese mummy.
Around 300 years ago some Buddhist priests of the Shingon sect self-mummified themselves, through a gruelling process of starvation and drinking poison. It was in order to become flesh-and-bone representations of Buddha; to achiev Buddhahood in the real world. Hundreds attempted, but only a handful managed to do it successfully.

I saw two such mummies during my time in Japan.
Would it be against the TrekEarth rules to post a photo of a mummy - a dead person - or would it be okay to do so respectfully?
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