Mystery of 'moving statue' solved

  • 21 November 2013
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See the statue moving by itself

The mystery of the rotating Egyptian statue which moves by itself has been solved.

Staff at Manchester Museum were astonished when they caught the statue moving on video. The statue dates back to 1,800 BC.

An investigation found that traffic outside and footsteps of museum visitors caused the ancient statue to rotate inside its glass case.

The investigation was carried out for a new ITV series called Mystery Map.

Mr Gosling, of 24 Acoustics engineering noise consultancy, said: "There's a lump at the bottom which makes it more susceptible to vibrations".