This Day In History
This Day In History
Sunday, August 18, 2019

«Egyptian hieroglyphs»

Jean-Francois Champollion

Jean-Francois Champollion
(December 23, 1790 - March 4, 1832)
Jean-François Champollion was a French classical scholar, philologist and orientalist, decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Champollion published the first translation of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs in 1822, showing that the Egyptian writing system was a combination of phonetic and ideographic signs.
French scholar, scholar, Egyptian hieroglyphs
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