It has been a busy week, we are conducting a search for a public historian and that has eaten up most of my time this week. One news item that caught my eye was about the exhibit being planned by the Oriental Institute Museum entitled “The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt.” The part that caught my attention was about how the exhibitors used a new CT scanner, the Philips Healthcare Brilliance iCT (“Intelligent CT”)
256-channel scanner, to recreate her facial features. According to the article:
- A video display will allow visitors to view features of Meresamun’s
physical state and perform a “virtual unwrapping” of the mummy,
enabling them to see how it was prepared. Advanced digital techniques
have made it possible to recreate Meresamun’s appearance.