- uploaded: Jun 25, 2013
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A 4,000-year-old Egyptian artifact has been on display at the Manchester Museum for the last 80 years. The piece is apparently spinning 180 degrees without any human intervention. Only in movies we get to see ancient relics come to life. However, a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue at the Manchester Museum is leaving spectators baffled. Over the past several weeks, visitors have found themselves looking at the backend of the statue. The piece is apparently spinning 180 degrees without any human intervention. In an effort to solve the mystery, workers set up a surveillance camera. Once the footage was viewed, onlookers were shocked to see that the statue was indeed twirling in a half-circle within the glass case, entirely on its own. An artifacts curators at the museum stated "In Ancient Egypt, they 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." It's also been suggested that the statue's serpentine stone composition along with the glass from the case create friction which causes small vibrations causing it to turn. However that theory is questionable as the artifact never rotated in the decades prior to the bizarre 180 degree turns.