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Ancient lives, new discoveries: eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories

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The Ancient Lives, New Discoveries British Museum exhibition focuses on eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been mummified, either naturally or by deliberate embalming. Using the latest CT scan technology, they are virtually unwrapped and the information gathered is used to build a remarkable picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over 4,000 years – from prehistoric Egypt to Medieval Sudan. Daniel Antoine will provide an introduction to the exhibition and explain the cutting-edge science behind the CT scan visualisations.

After the main talk above, David Hughes will also be giving a short talk on the follow:

Speaker: David Hughes, 3D graphics visualisation specialist and Solution Development Manager at the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT Abstract: A brief contextual background to the origins of the Virtual Autopsy table being used by the British Museum for interactive mummy visualisation and exploration.

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