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 (shäN-pô-lyôN′), Jean François 1790-1832.
French Egyptologist. Working from the Rosetta stone, in 1822 he became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics.
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Champollion

(French ʃɑ̃pɔljɔ̃)
n
(Biography) Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1790–1832, French Egyptologist, who deciphered the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone
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Cham•pol•lion

(ʃɑ̃ pɔˈlyɔ̃)

n.
Jean François (ʒɑ̃) 1790–1832, French Egyptologist.
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BEIRUT: Alessandro Ricci's travels to Egypt and Sudan took place a few years before the birth of Egyptology in 1822, the year Jean-Francois Champollion deciphered the hieroglyphs.
HISTORY: The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 and its 1822 published translation by Jean-Francois Champollion, led to deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture.
Then in 1822, French linguist Jean-Francois Champollion submitted a thesis to the 'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres' in Paris, announcing a breakthrough in deciphering Egyptian inscriptions.
"The first archaeological expedition in the history of Egyptology was a joint French-Italian mission, where famous Italian Egyptologist Ippolito Rosellini worked side by side with Jean-Francois Champollion, the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs," Dr.
Falling approximately in the middle of these fine recent studies is Andrew Robinson's magnificent new biography of Jean-Francois Champollion [1790-1832].
The collections also include letters from Jean-Francois Champollion which shed light on the work of the man celebrated as the founding father of Egyptology.
Pride of place must go to Jean-Francois Champollion, the French scholar who first understood the strange symbols on the Rosetta Stone and thereby began the recovery of Egypt's incredible history - lost through ignorance of the Assyrian and Babylonian languages.
The French-born Jean-Francois Champollion, who deciphered the hieroglyphs, mentions an obscure sentence in the hieratic and hieroglyphic texts of the Rosetta Stone.'

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