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Cracking the Egyptian Code

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500771228

Category: History

Page: 299

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The Rosetta Stone, uncovered in 1799 by Napoleon's army, recorded its inscription in three scripts - ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic. It would provide scholars with the first clues to unlocking the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a language lost for nearly two millennia. More than twenty years later a remarkably gifted Frenchman, Jean-Francois Champollion successfully deciphered the hieroglyphs sparking a revolution in our knowledge of ancient Egypt. 'Cracking the Egyptian Code' is the first biography in English of Champollion, widely regarded as the founder of Egyptology. Andrew Robinson meticulously reconstructs how Champollion cracked the code of the hieroglyphic script, describing how Champollion started with Egyptian obelisks in Rome and papyri in European collections, sailed the Nile for a year, studied the tombs in the Valley of the Kings (a name he first coined), and carefully compared the three scripts on the Rosetta Stone to penetrate the mystery of the hieroglyphic text. Robinson also brings to life the rivalry between Champollion and the English scientist Thomas Young, who claimed credit for launching the decipherment, which Champollion hotly denied. There is much more to Champollion's life than the Rosetta Stone and Robinson gives equal weight to the many roles he played in his tragically brief life, from a teenage professor in Revolutionary France to a supporter of Napoleon (whom he met), an exile, and a curator at the Louvre. Extensively illustrated, 'Cracking the Egyptian Code' will appeal to anyone interested in Egypt, decipherment and code-breaking, and Napoleon and the French Revolution.
Cracking the Egyptian Code
Language: un
Pages: 299
Authors: Andrew Robinson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-08 - Publisher: Thames & Hudson

The Rosetta Stone, uncovered in 1799 by Napoleon's army, recorded its inscription in three scripts - ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic. It would provide scholars with the first clues to unlocking the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a language lost for nearly two millennia. More than twenty years later a remarkably
Cracking the Egyptian Code
Language: un
Pages: 272
Authors: Andrew Robinson
Categories: Egyptian language
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

This book shows how Champollion cracked the code of the hieroglyphic script, describing how Champollion started with Egyptian obelisks in Rome and papyri in European collections, sailed the Nile for a year, studied the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and compared the three scripts on the Rosetta Stone
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Language: un
Pages: 208
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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