Thursday, September 01, 2022

Egypt celebrates the hieroglyphics decipherment bicentennial

ANNIVERSARY: Celebrating 200 years of Egyptology (Nevine El-Aref, Ahram online).
To mark one of the most important moments in our understanding of ancient history, the decipherment of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and the creation of Egyptology 200 years ago, a series of events is being organised to explore the ancient Egyptian civilisation and show how the decoding of hieroglyphs was key to our knowledge of it.

The celebration starts on 1 September and lasts until the 27th and will feature major events at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to mark the day when pioneering French Egyptologist Jean-François Champollion succeeded in deciphering ancient Egyptian writing at the beginning of the 19th century and to celebrate World Tourism Day.


I noted celebrations in Paris here and here.

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