Can a Spin Doctor Diagnose the Cause?

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Go figure. The ancient figure of a man named Neb-Senu seems to remain still at night but slowly goes round during the day at England’s Manchester Museum.

egypt5_6415559-4698580The statue’s rotating has caused a stir, explains Manchester Evening News:

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.

Authorities are offering explanations ranging from the spiritual based on ancient Egyptian beliefs to more modern skeptical diagnoses such as vibrations from walkers causing the art to turn.

You can read more, and see a video of the short circular journey, in the news article here.