Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
27 April - 4 November 2013
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The British Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of artefacts from Ancient Egypt and is at the forefront of research in the field of Egyptology.
In 2004, the British Museum undertook a unique project to unlock the secrets of a 3,000 year old mummy, a priest called Nesperennub, by performing a “virtual unwrapping” using cutting edge CT scanning technology and computer visualisation techniques. This process enabled British Museum experts to see inside the mummy, without disturbing the exquisite cartonnage or delicate material surrounding the mummy. The result of this project was an extraordinary virtual reality experience presented in the exhibition, Mummy: the inside story.
In 2011, the new and improved exhibition, Mummy: the inside story will premiere. The Mummy of Nesperennub has been rescanned; tremendous advances in technology have produced images of a greatly enhanced quality. The findings will be revealed in a new 3D film, complete with dramatic reconstruction of how Nesperennub may have looked.
Also contained within this spectacular touring exhibition are 125 objects from the British Museum collection, including the mummy of Nesperennub himself.
This exhibition was on display at the British Museum from 1 July 2004 to 14 August 2005.