Think the man-eating lions of Tsavo are a hot attraction at the Field Museum?
Try the “Man in the Mirror.”
Museum visitors today were captivated by an ancient artifact tucked in a corner of the “Inside Ancient Egypt” permanent exhibit: a more than 3,000-year-old bust of a woman with an uncanny resemblance to dead pop star Michael Jackson.
“I saw it, and I’m like, ‘Oh My God, it looks like him,’” said Angel Tapia, 11, a day camper on a field trip with about 40 fellow campers. “I can’t even express it.”
Tapia described himself as a “huge, huge Michael Jackson fan” and agreed with his counselor’s blunt assessment of the bust: creepy, but exciting.
“It’s just really weird,” counselor Rosemary Dominguez said.
The bust, which dates from 1550 to 1050 B.C., might just be the world’s oldest Michael Jackson impersonator.
The ancient Egypti
By: Rizing Sun
Tags: Michael, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Egyptian, Egypt, bust, sculpture, creepy
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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