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Uri Geller to hunt for treasure in Forth

Uri Geller
Uri Geller bought the island in the Firth of Forth last year

Celebrity spoon-bender Uri Geller is to spend 24 hours on an island in the Forth searching for Egyptian treasure.

Mr Geller, 63, plans to look for ancient artefacts thought to be left by Tutankamun's sister on the Island of Lamb, which he bought last year.

He plans to use a Y-shaped twig to dowse for the treasure on the island, which he believes is linked to the Egyptian pyramids at Giza.

Afterwards he will sleep on the island in a tent on Saturday night.

It will be the first time that he has set foot on the island, which he bought last year.

British mythology

The Lamb is the middle of three rocky islands which are said to mirror the layout of the pyramids at Giza, in Egypt.

Mr Geller believes it could be the site of treasure buried by exiled Egyptian Princess Scota.

"The Lamb is one of the keystones to British mythology," he said.

"I am fascinated by the connection between the pyramids and these islands."

He added that he would ensure that the seabirds on the island would not be disturbed during his search.

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