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Busted: Statue's a Dead Ringer for Jacko

Jackson-like bust gets attention at Field Museum



    John Weinstein, The Field Museum
    Do you remember the time, when Jackson was an Egyptian?

    The Pharaoh of Pop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as King of Pop, but visitors to Chicago’s Field Museum could swear that’s Jacko’s face on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian bust. 

    The spitting image limestone sculpture has been on display at the museum since 1988, but recently started drawing attention because of its likeness to Jacko --- complete with disfigured nose.
    Unfortunately the bust, which was carved sometime between 1550 B.C. and 1050 B.C., is of a woman and MJ likely never had the chance to see the statuette.
    “I have no idea whether Jackson ever visited the museum,” a Field spokesperson said to the Sun-Times' Michael Sneed. “But the similarity between the limestone statue of a woman – which is about 3,000 years old --- and Jackson is astounding.”
    Interestingly, Jackson cast himself as an interloper in ancient Egypt in his video for “Remember the Time,” so maybe he sensed some Egyptian roots. 

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    The curator of the Egyptian Collection at Chicago's Field Museum says it's not unusual that the bust is missing her nose.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009)