Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Curse of the Pharaoh

This is old news. BUT I DON'T CARE I LIKE IT. And I just spent six days in Austin with no computer and forgot all about this little guy.

A ten inch tall statue of Neb-Senu at the Manchester Museum was filmed over the course of a few days because it was spinning. The statue has been with the museum since 1933 and dates back to 1800 B.C. "The statuette is something that used to go in the tomb along with the mummy," says curator Campbell Price. "Mourners would lay offerings at its feet. The hieroglyphics on the back ask for 'bread, beer and beef.' In Ancient Egypt it is believed that if the mummy is destroyed then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit. Maybe that is what is causing the movement."

Alternative vessel?
Vibrations of visitor's footsteps?
Wood platform expanding in the sunlight?
The museum edited the footage as a publicity stunt to attract more visitors?
Curse of the pharaoh?

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