Glory of Egyp­tian tem­ples brought back to life

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The Tem­ple of Den­dur is an an­cient Egyp­tian sand­stone struc­ture that has resided in New York’s Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art since the 1960s. Many of th­ese tem­ples had de­tailed re­liefs and were also orig­i­nally painted in vivid colours. But time and ex­po­sure to the weather has not been kind and has rubbed much of the colour off. How­ever, a sec­tion of the tem­ple has been re­stored to what it might have looked like in an­tiq­uity, thanks to a light pro­jec­tion ini­tia­tive. The em­peror ap­pears as a tan fig­ure, while the deities are ren­dered in white and strik­ing blue. Colour the Tem­ple marks the first time the Met has ex­per­i­mented with dig­i­tal pro­jec­tion. It con­tin­ues at the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art un­til March 19.

Gus­tavo Camps / Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art

Colour the Tem­ple at the Tem­ple of Den­dur, Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art.

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