Michael Jackson's Face In An Ancient Egyptian Bust? : The Two-Way If you keep in mind that Chicago is the place where people once saw the Virgin Mary in a salt stain on the wall of a roadway underpass it should make sense that it's now the place where some are seeing the face of the late Michael Jackson in an an...
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Michael Jackson's Face In An Ancient Egyptian Bust?

Ancient Egyptian bust of a woman and/or Michael Jackson. Field Museum hide caption

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If you keep in mind that Chicago is the place where people once saw the Virgin Mary in a salt stain on the wall of a roadway underpass it should make sense that it's now the place where some are seeing the face of the late Michael Jackson in an ancient Egyptian sculpture.

The resemblance has caused a big buzz in the blogosphere, which led the Chicago Sun-Times to put a photo of the 3000-year old bust of an Egyptian woman on its front page yesterday and for its columnist Michael Sneed to write about it.

Anyway, it's hard to deny -- there's definitely an uncanny similarity, accentuated by the missing nose. Maybe I need to look at that underpass next time I'm in Chicago.