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Thursday, 31 March 2005

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The riches uncovered in the tomb

Startling news from the British Museum of Artifact today; a screw labratory has been found beneath an unidentified bust that had been found on a podium when the museum opened 20 years ago.

A janitor, cleaning the podium, slipped and knocked the bust to the padded ground, causing the man to lean on the podium for strength - and with a 'click', the podium rotated into the ground as the floor slowly slided apart, revealing a slide.

Two official policemen rushed to the scene with torches and lamps, and discovered that a tunnel from the slide lead to a dungeon where skeletons were shackled with rusting chains. A secret door was discovered after pulling at two dummy chains, which caused a part of door to slide to the left. Behind this is a tomb filled with gold and riches...estimated to come to a total of about $50,000,000 US dollars. This couldn't have come at a better time for the museum - this hidden tomb is hundreds of years old and will certainly aid the failing museum in glory - they can sell it to modernize the museum, and keep some for exhibits. This is truly the museum's finest hour since it opened its doors for the very first time in 1986.

Scientists have decided that the tomb is thousands of years old, and was on its own, and later the underground dungeon was built around it in medieval times, with the tomb being hidden and the entrance being sealed - push down on the podium, which nobody ever, ever, ever did until last week, and voila - metal, expensive wheels would reveal the dungeon, and then, the fake chains would reveal the tomb in turn. The hidden secret was intact when the museum was built around it midway through the 1980s, and now, it will aid the museum. One problem - is there a curse?

For that matter, could this all be a sham? The gold has not yet been tested, and the dungeon lock, false chains and tomb have not yet been tested - perhaps a trap built to fool people when the museum was opened? Only time and testing will tell.

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