Natural History Museum: Unwrap a mummified Egyptian cat at Science Uncovered

26 September, 2012 - 12:47

26 September 2012.

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"It may have been painstakingly embalmed around 2,500 years ago by ancient Egyptians, but this cat mummy is yours to unwrap, virtually, if you visit the Natural History Museum's Science Uncovered event this Friday.Using a state-of-the-art digital specimen table called Insider Explorer, visitors to the Museum's largest ever science festival will be able to peel away the mummified cat's bandages in ways never before possible.With a hand swipe across the 55-inch interactive screen, the inner secrets of some of the most intriguing Museum specimens are revealed in ways even Museum scientists have not yet experienced.The Interactive Institute and Visualization Center C, Sweden, worked together with Museum scientists on this project. David Hughes, manager at the Interactive Institute explains, 'We're thrilled to be partnered with the London Natural History Museum on such a ground-breaking project. The combination of their amazing collection, great science facilities and our pioneering visualisation technology has created something very special.'"