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Published: 01 June 2012

272 Pages | 70 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199914999

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Cracking the Egyptian Code

The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion

Andrew Robinson

  • The first biography of Champollion in English, this book shows how he cracked the code of hieroglyphics
  • Brings to life the rivalry between Champollion and the English scientist Thomas Young, who claimed credit for launching the decipherment
  • Extensively illustrated in color and black and white