Doubts cast over authenticity of Museum of Scotland’s Egyptian rock. Actually an elaborate pyramid scheme.

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The Museum of Scotland has been caught up in a row about whether it has permission to exhibit a stone from an Egyptian pyramid.

Critics say it’s culturally insensitive to put an artefact on display that was so clearly stolen. From its rightful home, the British Museum.

Egypt’s Antiquities Repatriation Department has cast doubt over the authenticity of the stone – because of its geological make-up.

Most historians agree that the pyramids were made of granite, whereas this rock is limestone – the same material used to build the nearby Spy and Sporran pub.

It was demolished two weeks ago, around the same time the Pyramid stone went on display.

Some think the stone is genuine, but was smuggled out of Egypt without proper documentation. Others suggest this whole thing is just an elaborate scam.

A pyramid scheme, to be specific.

The first person to see the stone has to pay an entrance fee, and then find two more people who will pay entrance fees as well as commission to that first visitor. Each of these visitors must then find two more people who will each pay commission and then find two more visitors each, and so on and so Forth. 

The exhibition is due to open on 8th February.

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