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Title: The Mystery of the Tibetan Mummy a.k.a. The Mystery of the Self-Made Mummy: Stranger Than Fiction
Channel Transmitted: Discovery Channel/five/History Channel UK +1
Category: Documentary / Educational
One-Hour Special for Discovery Channel/five/History Channel UK +1
In a lost corner of Tibet, a team of international scientists have uncovered a 500-year-old body... perfectly intact.
It wasn't embalmed like the Egyptian pharaohs. Nor was it preserved in a glacier like the ice mummies of the Alps and Andes. So, why has this body never decayed?
Its existence is a mystery that Victor Mair, one of the world's top anthropologists and his team of forensic experts, are determined to solve.
Their astonishing revelation - this man actually mummified himself.
High in the Himalayan Mountains a mysterious part of Tibet’s lost history is about to be unearthed. Revealing ancient secrets about the human mind that could have an impact on the way we live today.
At 12,000 feet, the body of a Tibetan man has been found seated as if in a state of meditation. He’s perfectly preserved, even a right eye remains, locked in an eternal stare. Authorities know nothing of him, but locals worship him like a God. So who was he and how has his corpse survived today?
His existence is a mystery that Victor Mair, one of the world’s top mummy experts and his team of scientists, are determined to solve.
Is it possible that this man could have actually mummified his own body? The Scientific team journey to the site of the mummy armed with the latest medical equipment and perform further tests at the world’s top laboratories.
The investigation reveals secret meditation rituals that can slow the body’s metabolism by forty percent. The wisdom hidden within this ancient culture could forever change our health by initiating a radical new approach to 21st century medicine.
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