Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

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Stockholm Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet), FARO and Autodesk has joined forces in a project visualization of ancient mummies. Six mummies from the museum’s collection will be digitized using the latest methods of 3D shooting and are available to the public in the form of an interactive exhibition, which will be presented in the spring of 2014.

Photo: Karl Zetterström / Interactive Institute Swedish ICT AB

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

1. Museum in Sweden digitize in 3D her collection of mummies, thus allowing visitors to see the look of the mummy inside. In the photo: the study of internal mummies using dual power CT Scanner

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

2. Mummies of the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm Medelhavsmuseet will be digitized using a technique involving the use of x-ray scanning to create 3D models of artifacts.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

3. When using a double power imager can not only view what is inside with very high detail, but from what materials are made different objects inside the mummy. Museum curators hope it will help visitors deeper into the life of ancient Egyptians.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

4. Collaboration with Autodesk and FARO allows you to safely scan hard surfaces, colors and textures of the mummy and sarcophagus, using a combination of photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

5. The museum will scan six mummies using the process technology of the living image, allowing you to create digital models of the HD format, 3D, compiling (combining) the data of X-ray images and scans.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

6. Laser analysis of the sarcophagus.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

7. The collected data are processed by special programs.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

8. The result is a more highly textured surface with micron-level accuracy.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

9. Analysis of the data obtained.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

10. Thanks to digitization, visitors can explore the mummies of the body in the same way as do archaeologists in search of new discoveries in ancient remains. Also, visitors will be able to see details such as traces of carved sarcophagi and artifacts buried with the bodies.

Swedes Return Mummies to Life with the Help of Digital Technology

11. Scanning the surface together with the results of CT, three-dimensional projection gives a mummy.

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