Twinz!!: Michael Jackson: King of Pop or Pharaoh of Pop??
WE KNOW Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, but could he have been the Pharaoh of Pop too?
A spectacular likeness of the singer, who died in June of a suspected drug overdose, has been found – carved in stone on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian sculpture of a woman.
The uncanny likeness even extends as far as the almond-shaped eyes and strange crumbling nose.
“The similarity with Jackson is astounding”
The stone piece, which resides in Chicago’s Field Museum, was carved during the New Kingdom period, or around the time of Ramses and Tutankhamun, some time between 1550BC and 1050BC.
Oddly enough, Jackson’s video to his 1993 hit Remember The Time was set in ancient Egypt during the reign of Ramses.
A spokesman for the museum told the Sun Times newspaper in Chicago: “I have no idea whether Jackson ever visited the museum, but the similarity between the limestone statue of a woman – which is about 3,000 years old – and Jackson is astounding.”
The bust went on display at the museum in 1988, shortly before Jackson’s face underwent its most dramatic surgical changes. Presumably, modelling his face on the golden death mask of Tutankhamun would have been too expensive.
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