Rotating Egyptian Statue Baffles Experts At Manchester Museum

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A 10-inch Egyptian statue of Neb Sanu that dates back to 1800 BC has baffled experts at Manchester Museum after it was noticed that it had started rotating on its own!

The statue was discovered in a mummy’s tomb and has been in the possession of the Manchester Museum for the last 80 years. Recently however, the museum’s resident Egyptologist Campbell Price saw something very strange – the statue had started turning on its own and given that he was the only person with a key to statue’s case, he found this to be very bizarre indeed!!

Price set up a time lapse video and recorded the moving statue and his footage clearly shows Neb Sanu rotating in a perfect circle! Price believes that the strange phenomenon might have something to do with an ancient Egyptian curse!

Renowned television physicist Professor Brian Cox waded into the mystery about the moving statue, stating that the movement is due to “differential friction”.

However Price doesn’t believe this is the case and elaborating on why he doubts Cox’s theory, he stated: “Brian thinks it’s differential friction, where two surfaces – the serpentine stone of the statuette and glass shelf it is on – cause a subtle vibration which is making the statuette turn. But it has been on those surfaces since we have had it and it has never moved before. And why would it go around in a perfect circle?”

Price explained that the statuette is something that used to be placed in the tomb alongside the mummy and in Ancient Egypt it was thought that if the mummy was destroyed, the statue could act as an alternative vessel for the spirit. Price believes that this could be what is causing the statue to move by itself!

Obviously I prefer the mummy’s curse theory, because it’s a hell of lot more interesting than friction, but who knows what’s actually true! Maybe they should move the statue into a different case, on a different kind of surface and see if it still does the old sneaky pirouette!

What do you guys think, is there a naughty mummy ghost mincing about in the Manchester Museum?

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