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The Resource The code-breaker's secret diaries : Rediscovering ancient Egypt, Jean-Francois Champollion, Joyce Tyldesley; Edited by Martin Rynja; Translated by Martin Rynja; Notes by Peter Clayton

The code-breaker's secret diaries : Rediscovering ancient Egypt, Jean-Francois Champollion, Joyce Tyldesley; Edited by Martin Rynja; Translated by Martin Rynja; Notes by Peter Clayton

Label
The code-breaker's secret diaries : Rediscovering ancient Egypt
Title
The code-breaker's secret diaries
Title remainder
Rediscovering ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Francois Champollion, Joyce Tyldesley; Edited by Martin Rynja; Translated by Martin Rynja; Notes by Peter Clayton
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a child Jean-Francois Champollion had but one fervent wish - to travel to Egypt and solve the mystery of the ancient hieroglyphs. Finally, a brief lull in the Mediterranean war against the Ottoman Sultan offered his expedition a window of a few days in 1828 to disembark. Egypt proved a treacherous place, and not only because it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Champollion's secret diary entries vividly chronicle the dangers, his exhilarated enthusiasm for the subjugated country, and not least the remarkable discoveries that were to found the new science of Egyptology. Of the twelve expedition members only a few survived its hardships. Champollion accomplished his dream, but he, too, paid the price when he died at the age of 41
Biography type
autobiography
Biographical or historical data
Jean-Francois Champollion broke the code of the hieroglyphs and is the founding father of Egyptology. Dr Joyce Tyldesley is Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester and acclaimed author of Egypt. She lives in Lancashire.
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Champollion, Jean-Francois
Dewey number
493.111
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tyldesley, Joyce
  • Rynja, Martin
  • Clayton, Peter
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  • Champollion, Jean Franethcois
  • Champollion, Jean Franethcois
  • Egyptologists
  • Egyptian language
  • Autobiography: historical, political & military
  • Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology
  • Palaeography (history of writing)
  • Biography
  • Autobiography: historical, political & military
  • Archaeology by period / region
  • Palaeography (study & history of writing)
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Target audience
general
Label
The code-breaker's secret diaries : Rediscovering ancient Egypt, Jean-Francois Champollion, Joyce Tyldesley; Edited by Martin Rynja; Translated by Martin Rynja; Notes by Peter Clayton
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Publication
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Paperback
Control code
9781903933831
Dimensions
20x13x4 cm.
Extent
404 p.
Isbn
9781903933831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
50 b&w, integrated drawings
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The code-breaker's secret diaries : Rediscovering ancient Egypt, Jean-Francois Champollion, Joyce Tyldesley; Edited by Martin Rynja; Translated by Martin Rynja; Notes by Peter Clayton
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781903933831
Dimensions
20x13x4 cm.
Extent
404 p.
Isbn
9781903933831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
50 b&w, integrated drawings
Specific material designation
regular print

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