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Ancient Egyptian statue rotates on its own


Posted on Monday, 24 June, 2013 | Comment icon 126 comments | News tip by: Lethanial


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An ancient statuette has been filmed on time lapse camera seemingly moving without outside help.

The phenomenon was caught on a camera set up at Manchester Museum after staff kept finding the statuette facing the wrong way. The 25cm-tall artifact was brought to the museum 80 years ago after being discovered in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Some have attributed its peculiar movement to paranormal activity and ancient spirits while others, such as Professor Brian Cox, believe the movement is caused simply by the vibrations of visitors walking past.

"I noticed one day that it had turned around," said Egyptologist Campbell Price. "I put it back but then the next day it had moved again. We set up a time-lapse video and, although the naked eye can't see it, you can clearly see it rotate on the film. The statuette is something that used to go in the tomb along with the mummy."

"An ancient Egyptian statuette that slowly turns without any apparent outside help in a museum in Manchester, England, has locals spookily talking about the curse of the pharoahs."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #117 Posted by brlesq1 on 11 August, 2013, 8:54
I've no idea--be it vibrations or some other physical phenomena--but I think it's pretty cool.
Comment icon #118 Posted by Alexandra NightShade on 20 August, 2013, 9:40
It wants it's Mummy!
Comment icon #119 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 1 September, 2013, 9:09
Because, Columbo, today there are XXXXXXXXXXXX Catholics around the world (me included) and x followers of the ancient Egyptian religion. Discriminatory, you claim? personally I agree with you.
Comment icon #120 Posted by Mike G on 1 September, 2013, 14:52
Well, if it's in the Sun it must be true.
Comment icon #121 Posted by Still Waters on 20 November, 2013, 15:12
Mystery of rotating Egyptian statue solved -
Comment icon #122 Posted by Banksy Boy on 22 November, 2013, 20:53
Because those vibrations from traffic and visitors have never been there before.....
Comment icon #123 Posted by jesspy on 25 November, 2013, 1:39
Why don't the other statues move from the vibrations?
Comment icon #124 Posted by Professor Buzzkill on 25 November, 2013, 1:42
Didn't you guys hear? This ones been "solved"
Comment icon #125 Posted by DieChecker on 26 November, 2013, 1:47
Glad to hear it raised attendance at the museum. Museums always need money, and more visitors bring more money.
Comment icon #126 Posted by Kelevra on 26 November, 2013, 3:16
Lump at the bottom of the statue, allowed it to have a pivot point whereas the other statues were flat


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