Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion [Hardback]

Andrew Robinson (Author)

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ISBN: 9780500051719 | Published by: Thames and Hudson | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 272p, b/w illus, col pls

Cracking the Egyptian Code


A lively biography of Champollion, which vividly evokes the intellectual environment of early nineteenth century France in the wake of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt. Robinson traces Champollion's career from obscure beginnings to his seminal work in deciphering hieroglyphic script. He explores Champollion's many rivalries, in particular with Thomas Young, and describes the expedition to Egypt which he led with Rosellini.

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