Mystery as Egyptian museum relic found to spin on its own accord in glass case

Bosses at the Manchester Museum have been left spooked after 10 inch-tall relic dating back to 1800 BC has been found to ‘spin’ of its own accord in its glass case. Recently curators have repeatedly found the relic, which has lived in the museum for 80 years, facing the wrong way, and installed a video camera to investigate.

To their shock, the time-lapse footage clearly shows the statue doing a slow 180 degrees turn, so slow in fact, it is invisible to the naked eye.  Even more mysteriously, the statue does not appear to rotate any more than 180 degrees, and only spins in daylight hours when visitors are passing.  The mystery of the rotating statue has hit the headlines and has been called the' strangest thing to hit Egyptology in decades.'

Curator Campbell Price offers one theory on the mystery in the Daily Mail: ‘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.’ Others believe footsteps of passing visitors makes the statuette turn on its glass shelf. Either way, it’s a mystery that doesn’t look like it’s going to be solved anytime soon.

Click here to see video footage of the statue rotating