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public-the virtual unwrapping of a 3,000 year old Egyptian mummy. A =

12-foot tall by 42-foot wide curved screen SGI=AE Reality Center=AE =

facility has been installed at the museum and will allow visitors to =

take part in an exploration of an Egyptian mummy through SGI 3D =

visualization technology. The groundbreaking project will allow =

visitors to step into an immersive 3D environment to see what lies =

beneath the wrappings of Nesperennub, an important priest in ancient =

Egypt, who has been housed at the museum since 1899.

For the first time in history, an Egyptian mummy has been =

comprehensively explored in 3D stereo in its entirety. This non-
invasive technique has revealed intricate details about the dead man, =

including his age, lifestyle, appearance, state of health, and how he =

was mummified. Thanks to SGI=AE technology, all this can be revealed =

while the mummy remains undisturbed and completely intact.

The exhibition is the culmination of more than two years' work, which =

involved the mummy being CT-scanned at a London hospital and 3D laser-
scanned in Scotland.


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