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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