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.

Pharaonic Sound & Light showThe 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.

Pharaonic Sound & Light show

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