The mummified anus of an elephant with a hemorrhoid shaped like the Virgin Mary is drawing thousands of foreign tourists to the National Museum in Bangkok Thailand.
The little known display next to a large elephant bone was destined for anonymity until a YouTube video recently went viral, with over 3.5 million hits and now the site itself is being swarmed.
Not even a Coup and Curfew imposed by the Thai Royal Army has been enough to stop the hordes of tourists from descending upon the site.
Though Thailand is largely Buddhist,Christianity in many forms exists. So not only are foreign tourists attracted to the anus, but many Thai citizens.
"It comes from one of our most revered elephants that served King Rama the IV. For many years it was difficult to discern what the image in the anus would be. At first many thought it was John Lennon, or Jesus, but in the more recent decade it took on a much more feminine side," said a museum employee.