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

SKU: 9780500296929 Supplier: Thames & Hudson Ltd Out of stock
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Author: Andrew Robinson

Format: Paperback | 304 pages

Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 24mm | 300g

Publication date: 14 Jul 2022

An updated edition of this acclaimed book, now with a new preface and published to tie in with the bicentenary of Champollion's breakthrough in 1822.

Cracking the Egyptian Code is the first biography in English of Jean-Francois Champollion, the impoverished, arrogant and brilliant child of the French Revolution who made the vital breakthrough in deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs. This account charts Champollion's dramatic life and achievements: by turns a teenage professor, a supporter of Napoleon, an exile, a fanatical decipherer and a curator at the Louvre, he lived life to the full but drove himself into an early grave. Andrew Robinson's full-blooded account brings the man, his setbacks and his ultimate triumphs vividly to life.

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