American Way of Pharaonic Sound & Light show


A digital projection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shows what the Temple of Dendur may have looked like in its original form more than 2,000 years ago.

 The Met’s MediaLab has installed a projector that fills in the temple’s carvings with color. Through March 19, one section of the structure’s south side is on view: a scene of the Roman emperor Augustus, dressed as a pharaoh and making an offering to the deities Hathor and Horus. Because the sun would wash out the projector’s light (the gallery has floor-to-ceiling windows), the scene is illuminated on Friday and Saturday evenings, when the Met offers extended hours.

Looks the same as our sound and light show , doesn’t it?


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