Ancient Egyptian Figure Appears to Move On Its Own
According to staff at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, England 4,000-year-old statue, recovered from a mummy’s tomb, moves on its own – and they’ve got the video to prove it.
Curators claim that the statue has been in the same spot for 80 years, and has only recently been seen moving of its own volition. The figure, which is a 10-inch tall statue of a man named Neb-Senu, was originally an offering to the god Osiris. Ancient Egyptians believed that such statues could house the souls of the dead.
“I noticed one day that it had turned around,” curator Campbell Price, 29, told my blog. “I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key.”
Skeptics claim that the movement could be caused by slight vibrations created by foot traffic in the museum, which could cause the statue to rotate. Price says this doesn’t explain why the statue has only recently started moving.
I propose an alternative explanation. Is it possible that some cleaning staff might have left a thin layer of cleaning fluid between the stone figure and glass display case, allowing for some kind of a hydroplaning scenario?
Have a look at the video below, which clearly shows that no one is touching the figure to make it move.