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Cracking The Egyptian Code

Author : Andrew Robinson
ISBN : 9780199942909
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1799 Napoleon's army uncovered an ancient stele in the Nile delta. Its inscription, recorded in three distinct scripts--ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic--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 named Jean-Francois Champollion successfully deciphered the hieroglyphs on the stele, now commonly known as the Rosetta Stone, 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 in color and black-and-white pictures, Cracking the Egyptian Code will appeal to a wide readership interested in Egypt, decipherment and code-breaking, and Napoleon and the French Revolution.

Cracking Codes

Author : R. B. Parkinson
ISBN : 0520223063
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Deciphering the Rosetta Stone -- Reading a text: the Egyptian scripts of the Rosetta Stone -- Towards reading a cultural code: the uses of writing in ancient Egypt -- The future: futher codes to crack.

The Rosetta Stone And The Rebirth Of Ancient Egypt

Author : John Ray
ISBN : 9780674069114
Genre : Travel
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The Rosetta Stone is one of the world’s great wonders, attracting awed pilgrims by the tens of thousands each year. This book tells the Stone’s story, from its discovery by Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt to its current—and controversial— status as the single most visited object on display in the British Museum.

A Revolutionary Life

Author : Lakshmī Sahagala
ISBN : UOM:39015041717466
Genre : Political Science
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It Is Lakshmi Sahgal`S Autobiography In Original And Is One Of The Few First Person Accounts Of The Time, A Document Of Immense Political And Historical Value. Offers A Unique Perspective On Women In Armed Struggle And The Freedom Movement.

Champollion The Egyptian

Author : Christian Jacq
ISBN : 0671028561
Genre : Champollion, Jean-François
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Born in the small French town of Figeac in 1790, Jean-Francois Champollion was to become famous as the man who first discovered the meaning of hieroglyphs. This remarkable novel tells the story of his extraordinary trip to Egypt in 1828 on a quest to prove the truth of his groundbreaking theories and to save the treasures of the pharaohs from destruction. Egypt in the early 19th centure was a land of legends and miracles - and a land full of danger. Heading a team of reaserchers as he travelled from site to site, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel, the man they called 'the Egyptian' faced formidable enemies determined to prevent him from succeeding in his mission. With a historian's eye for detail and a potent imagination, Christian Jacq tells the incredible true story of this man of action and dedicated scholar, the father of modern Egyptology.

My Journey To Egypt

Author : Jean-Francois Champollion
ISBN : 1783341076
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Seeker Of Knowledge

Author : James Rumford
ISBN : 0547530749
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge. James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion’s adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.


Author : Hervé Champollion
ISBN : 0810948435
Genre : Photography
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A compelling visual record of the great monuments, temples, and palaces of ancient Egypt--by the photographer-descendant of the father of modern Egyptology--traces the history of one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations, documenting what these stone treasures reveal about the Egyptian religion, military campaigns, everyday life, royalty, and art.

Egyptian Diaries

Author : Jean-François Champollion
ISBN : 1903933021
Genre : Egypt
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This is the first English publication of the Egyptian diaries of the man who, against the odds, broke the code of the Rosetta stone. Peter Clayton provides an authoritative introduction to the book.

The Keys Of Egypt

Author : Lesley Adkins
ISBN : 0060953497
Genre : Science
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The fascinating true tale of Jean Frantois Champollion chronicles the French linguist's successful efforts to decipher the Egyptian hieroglyphics with the help of the Rosetta Stone over the course of nearly two decades. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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