Special Statue in Manchester – level 2

03-05-2023 15:00

Curators at the Manchester Museum noticed something weird. A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue rotated.

Scientists wanted to find out the reason for this. They set up a camera and something that measured vibrations. The camera captured the statue over a long period of time. When the scientists had pictures, they could see it moving.

It turned out that the statue rotates during the busiest hours of the day, especially around 6 and 7 o’clock in the morning and 6 o’clock in the evening. The statue rotates because of vibration and at these times, the vibrations are the strongest.

Difficult words: curator (person who works at a museum), weird (strange), turn out (be discovered).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are the vibrations that cause the 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue to rotate?


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