In 1908 in Manchester, some 500 people gathered in a lecture theatre to see prominent Egyptologist Margaret Murray supervise the unwrapping of a body from the Tomb of the Two Brothers from Manchester Museum's mummy collection.
The autopsy table uses software called Inside Explorer developed by the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
The Interactive Institute Swedish ICT say the Neswaiu project represents their most advanced work yet, combining data from both CT scanning and photogrammetry, by which 2D pictures of the coffins and mummy were taken from multiple angles to build an accurate 3D surface model using Autodesk's Recap Photo software.
"CT scanning gives you information about the interior of the mummy but it doesn't give you any colour or surface information," the research institute's Thomas Rydell told the BBC. "So we continued the process by doing laser scanning and photogrammetry and that process gave us information about the surface and textures and colors of the mummy and then we're taking all that data and putting it on the table and making it accessible for museum visitors."
* MEDELHAVSMUSEETS MUMMIESON A VIRTUAL AUTOPSY TABLE