Ancient Statue from Egypt starts spinning

In einem Museum in Manchester hat eine 4000 Jahre alte Statue aus Ägypten angefangen, zu rotieren. Das Teil dreht sich nur bei Tag im Kreis, hat wahrscheinlich irgendwas mit Vibrationen während der Besuchszeiten zu tun. Oder natürlich mit dem Fluch des Pharaos und demnächst gibt’s Skarabäen und lebende Mumien.

An ancient Egyptian statue has spooked museum bosses – after it mysteriously started to spin round in a display case. The 10-inch tall relic, which dates back to 1800 BC, was found in a mummy’s tomb and has been at the Manchester Museum for 80 years. But in recent weeks, curators have been left scratching their heads after they kept finding it facing the wrong way. Experts decided to monitor the room on time-lapse video and were astonished to see it clearly show the statuette spinning 180 degrees – with nobody going near it.

The statue of a man named Neb-Senu is seen to remain still at night but slowly rotate round during the day. Now scientists are trying to explain the phenomenon, with TV boffin Brian Cox among the experts being consulted.

The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum