It is amazing to think that the people of the day would have been able to read and understand the drawings. Not only this, but the towering walls covered in what would have been colorful designs must have been quite the sight to see. Used to communicate vivid stories about kings and gods, the unique writing held its ground for thousands of years.
Hieroglyphs displayed at the MET are from the Temple of Dendur which was built in 10 B.C. Once situated on the river Nile, the temple was saved from flooding damage and later donated to the MET in 1965.
This new installment comes from the curators at museum who wanted to bring that extra level of interaction to the already historical exhibit. Incorporating technology with ancient artwork has created a very unique display and learning experience for all of the quests to the museum. When it comes to old ruins, we often forget the vibrant works of art that they once were. This technology is bringing a little more light – no pun intended – to the world of archaeology and hieroglyphics.