A 10-inch tall statue, which was an offering to Egyptian god Osiris, god of the dead, at Manchester Museum sat perfectly still for nearly 80-years, but recently, it has begun turning 180-degrees on its own. Adding to the mystery, “it appears to spin only during daylight hours, and does not turn beyond 180 degrees.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

The statue, made by one Neb-Senu in about 1800BC, was donated to the museum in 1933, and had been reassuringly immobile for most of that time. However Mr Price and his colleagues are now used to finding it facing the rear of its case – perhaps significantly, displaying a prayer on the back requesting ‘bread, beer, oxen and fowl’.


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