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The Keys of Egypt
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A vivid and superbly written account of the unravelling of one of the great intellectual puzzles, set against the backdop of Europe in the Napoleonic era. When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs and statues, all covered with hieroglyphs - the last remnants of an unreadable script and a language lost in time. On their return Egyptomania spread rapidly and the quest to decipher hieroglyphs began in earnest. Jean-Francois Champollion was obsessed with ancient languages from a very young age, and once he heard of the unreadable ancient Egyptian text he had found the challenge to which he would dedicate his life: the decipherment of hieroglyphs. Despite poverty he made gradual progress, although he had to fight against jealous enemies, both professional and political, every step of the way - a dangerous task when in post-Revolutionary France a slip of the tongue could mean ruin, exile or even death. Failure threatened, as he was only one of many attempting to read the hieroglyphs, and his main rival, the English Thomas Young, claimed that decipherment was imminent, but Champollion refused to be distracted and finally, in 1822, he made the decisive breakthrough: he was the first person able to read the ancient Egyptian language in well over a thousand years. Translation & interpretation, [PU: William Collins; HarperCollins]

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A vivid and superbly written account of the unravelling of one of the great intellectual puzzles, set against the backdop of Europe in the Napoleonic era.When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs and statues, all covered with hieroglyphs - the last remnants of an unreadable script and a language lost in time. On their return Egyptomania spread rapidly and the quest to decipher hieroglyphs began in earnest.Jean-Francois Champollion was obsessed with ancient languages from a very young age, and once he heard of the unreadable ancient Egyptian text he had found the challenge to which he would dedicate his life: the decipherment of hieroglyphs. Despite poverty he made gradual progress, although he had to fight against jealous enemies, both professional and political, every step of the way - a dangerous task when in post-Revolutionary France a slip of the tongue could mean ruin, exile or even death.Failure threatened, as he was only one of many attempting to read the hieroglyphs, and his main rival, the English Thomas Young, claimed that decipherment was imminent, but Champollion refused to be distracted and finally, in 1822, he made the decisive breakthrough: he was the first person able to read the ancient Egyptian language in well over a thousand years. Books, [PU: William Collins; HarperCollins]

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THE KEYS OF EGYPT (THE RACE TO READ THE HIEROGLYPHS) - LESLEY & ROY ADKINS
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Rennes. Fr: Ouest-france. Book is in fine condition. Clean tight and square NO markings. Amazing pictures. . Very Good. Soft cover. 1994., Ouest-france, 1994, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS, 2001. Pacy retelling of the race to decipher hieroglyphs in early 19 C Europe. Vicious academic rivalries mix with revolutionary politics and the Church takes a serious interest as Champollion's discoveries overthrow world history as they know it. M. C. struggles against terrible odds to let the monuments and papyrii speak. With b&w plates. Clean pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions.. Mass Market Paperback. VERY FINE. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. HISTORY/ARCHAEOLOGY., HARPERCOLLINS, 2001

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The fascinating true story of the race to decipher the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, which was eventually won by French Egyptologist, Jean-Francois Champollion. A superbly written account of the painstaking unravelling of one of history's great intellectual mysteries, set against the backdrop of Napoleonic Europe. 16 b/w plates.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780006531456
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0006531458
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PAPERBACKS
Weight: 0,284 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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0-00-653145-8, 978-0-00-653145-6


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