Friday, April 15, 2022

Happy hieroglyphic-decipherment bicentennial!

TIME TO PARTY! The BNF celebrates the decryption of hieroglyphs.
From April 12 to July 24, the Bibliothèque nationale de France invites its visitors to discover hieroglyphics. Two hundred years after the deciphering of this ancient Egyptian language, Paris celebrates the year Champollion, from his first name Jean-François, father of this dictionary of the pharaonic language to French.
For more on the Rosetta Stone, Champollion, and his decipherment of hieroglyphic Egyptian, see here, here, and here.

UPDATE (18 April): Note also the The Digital Rosetta Stone Project (AWOL).

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