Mac and Mac's Pick: The Twirling Neb-Senu

By WEEK Reporter

June 24, 2013 Updated Jun 24, 2013 at 10:59 PM CDT

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND--This is a statuette of the Egyptian god Neb-Senu. It has been see a lot of attention lately because, at England's Manchester Museum, Neb-Senu is twirling. We have time lapse footage of Neb-Senu taken over a week long period.
Museum workers at the Manchester museum are puzzled at a 10-inch Egyptian statue, which dates back to 1800 BC, appearing to rotate all by itself.
The time lapse shows the statue's rotation over a number of days. The statue was found in a mummy's tomb and has been at the museum for 80 years but the rotation is a relatively new occurrence.
Suggested theories so far include everything from vibrations to an ancient curse.
Hieroglyphics on the back ask for 'Bread, Beer, and Beef,' so Neb-Senu may be sometype of a good-time guy looking for a party.