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Unwrap A Mummy Without Touching It

A Swedish museum will let visitors virtually explore what’s inside an mummy’s sarcophagus.

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Mummies from the Medelhavsmuseet museum in Stockholm will be digitised by technology which uses photos and X-ray scans to create 3-D models

Working with Autodesk and FARO, The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm has begun capturing their mummies in this 3-D visualization project.
Interactive Institute at The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities / Via Flickr: interactiveinstitute

Working with Autodesk and FARO, The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm has begun capturing their mummies in this 3-D visualization project.

A specialized CT scanner reveals what’s underneath the wrapping

Early visualization of CT scan - forensic experts scanned each mummy using state-of-the-art dual energy Computer Tomography (CT)
Interactive Institute at The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities / Via tii.se

Early visualization of CT scan - forensic experts scanned each mummy using state-of-the-art dual energy Computer Tomography (CT)

Using laser scanning reality capture and photogrammetry, the exterior of these ancient artifacts will become visualized in 3-D

Autodesk’s Tatjana Dzambazova captures a series of digital photos as input for Autodesk ReCap Photo
Interactive Institute at The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities / Via tii.se

Autodesk’s Tatjana Dzambazova captures a series of digital photos as input for Autodesk ReCap Photo

3-D rendering of the first results

Interactive Institute at The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities / Via inthefold.typepad.com

Using an interactive visualization system, museum visitors will be able to interact with these artifacts

This same system called "The Inside Explorer" can be used to conduct virtual autopsies on skeletons from centuries ago.
Interactive Institute Swedish ICT / Via tii.se

This same system called "The Inside Explorer" can be used to conduct virtual autopsies on skeletons from centuries ago.

Preliminary 3D model created using Autodesk ReCap Photo

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