Ancient 3,000-year-old doll is favorite with museum goers

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Is this 4,000-year-old model the oldest toy car around?
Updated 20 September 2017
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Ancient 3,000-year-old doll is favorite with museum goers

DUBAI: An ancient and rare doll believed to date back three millennia is proving a hit with history buffs at Turkey’s Gaziantep Medusa Glass Works Museum, the Daily Sabah has reported.
The 3,000-year-old puppet, which is believed to be the only one of its kind in a Turkish museum, is thought to have been used in ancient Greek theaters, museum director İbrahim Halil Algın was quoted as saying.
Made from warm clay, with moveable joints, it looks deceivingly heavy, Algin told Doğan News Agency.
“From the outside, the doll looks like it weighs around three to four kilograms, but it actually weighs 600 to 700 grams,” he explained.
The exhibition of exceedingly old artifacts also includes toy carts which are thought to date back as far as 4,000 years.


Former Miss Universe to be first Filipina to get Madame Tussauds statue

Updated 24 September 2018
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Former Miss Universe to be first Filipina to get Madame Tussauds statue

Former Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, will become the first Filipina to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

“When I found out, I was so excited. I couldn't believe it! In my head, this is something that only happens to big stars,” Wurtzbach told Philippines local daily, Rappler.

The statue will be unveiled in early 2019.

Madame Tussauds first opened in London and has since opened several museums all over the world, housing wax figures of prominent historical figures and contemporary celebrities.