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The British Museum now has a website that has a series of 3d images of some of the museum’s most interesting objects from various areas and periods.

 Upon opening the website, one is presented with a gallery of photographs of objects. Clicking on one of these photos opens the 3d image. Placing the mouse cursor in the bottom right corner reveals a double arrow icon which will open the image in full screen mode. As you can see from the image here, some of the exhibits have numbers on them. Clicking on these numbers opens a short text with further information about the exhibit. You will notice that when the cursor is over the image, it turns into a hand. If you position the hand on part of the image and left click and hold on the mouse, you can drag the image around, turning it in all directions. You can use the wheel on the mouse to zoom in and out of the image. The resolution is very high and show good definition.

When you have finished with the image, press escape to leave the full screen mode. Using the back button on your browser will take you back to the opening gallery of photos.

This website is an excellent resource, allowing detailed view of the exhibit from all angles.

Granite head of Amen

You can find the website here…