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  Face of Egyptian mummy revealed
Mummy casket (picture credit - SGI Silicon Graphics)
1/5 Opening tombs of mummies is risky business if you believe in curses. To get round this problem, leading edge technology has been used by the British Museum to reveal a mummy without opening the case...
Reconstruction (picture credit - SGI Silicon Graphics)
2/5 Nesperennub, a priest who lived in Egypt in 800 BC, is the first ever mummy to be revealed virtually. This is a computer generated reconstruction of how he looked
Casket half-opened virtually (picture credit - SGI Silicon Graphics)
3/5 The spectacularly painted coffin has concealed its mummified inhabitant from view for 2804 years... until now
Mummies skull (picture credit - SGI Silicon Graphics)
4/5 And here's what he looks like inside it - aren't you glad he's been left undisturbed?
Mummies side-profile (picture credit - SGI Silicon Graphics)
5/5 His side profile reveals a bowl that was placed on his head during the mummification. May you continue to rest in peace, Nesperennub

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