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Egyptian Statue moves

Postby Renata » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:54 am

It sounds like the something from the script of a Hollywood action adventure.

But the 'mystery of the moving mummy' - which has seen an Egyptian statue mysteriously start to spin round in a display case - has spooked museum bosses. ... raohs.html

what do you think? hoax or real?
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Re: Egyptian Statue moves

Postby NinjaPuppy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:15 am

'The statuette is something that used to go in the tomb along with the mummy.

'Mourners would lay offerings at its feet. The hieroglyphics on the back ask for 'bread, beer and beef'.

A typical man. :lol:
Other experts have a more rational explanation - suggesting that the vibrations caused by the footsteps of passing visitors makes the statuette turn.

That's the theory favoured by Professor Cox - but Campbell said he was not convinced.

'Brian thinks it's differential friction,' he said.

'Where two surfaces, the serpentine stone of the statuette and glass shelf it is on, cause a subtle vibration which is making the statuette turn.

I have a casserole dish that does this. :shock: It's freaky but nothing more than physics. Great article.
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Re: Egyptian Statue moves

Postby BellaRuth » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:30 am

It's hard to pick out facts from sensationalist tabloids like the Daily Mail.

I'm a big skeptic with things like this and I'd be inclined to side with Brian Cox, as brilliant as he is, but it is fun to read and wonder. A lot of people want to believe in something more, and that little hint of 'maybe' is a bit of a rush.

I think it's just sliding around due to temperature, friction, vibrations, anything. Physics can be just as weird and wonderful as the supernatural.
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