In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

This Oct. 14, 2013 photo provided by the St. Paul's and St. George's Foundation shows workers preparing to install a statue of Jesus on Mount Sednaya, Syria. In the midst of a civil war rife with sectarianism, a 12.3-meter (40-foot) tall, bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions - Syrian forces, rebels and gunmen in the Christian town of Sednaya. (AP Photo/Samir El-Gadban, St. Paul's and St. George's Foundation)

This Oct. 14, 2013 photo provided by the St. Paul’s and St. George’s Foundation shows workers preparing to install a statue of Jesus on Mount Sednaya, Syria. In the midst of a civil war rife with sectarianism, a 12.3-meter (40-foot) tall, bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions – Syrian forces, rebels and gunmen in the Christian town of Sednaya. (AP Photo/Samir El-Gadban, St. Paul’s and St. George’s Foundation)

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Ancient Egyptian statue at Manchester Museum moves on its own, stumped curator says

Egyptologist Campbell Price recorded the Neb-Senu statue’s baffling 180-degree movement.

The movement appears confined to the daytime.

The movement appears confined to the daytime.    Luke Lovelock via YouTube

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The pharaoh’s curse has struck again.

A millenia-old, 10-inch-tall statuette has Manchester Museum employees stumped after it did a total 180-degree turn without anyone touching it.

Part of the English museum’s collection since 1933, the mystery of the Neb-Senu statute’s diurnal movement has curator Campbell Price scratching his head. After first noticing it in February, the Egyptologist set up a video camera to record the statue.

The millenia-old statuette is 10 inches tall.

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The millenia-old statuette is 10 inches tall.

“I noticed one day that it had turned around,” he told the Manchester Evening News. “I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key. I put it back but then the next day it had moved again. We set up a time-lapse video, and although the naked eye can’t see it, you can clearly see it rotate on the film.”

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