Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-François Champollion

  title={Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-François Champollion},
  author={N. G. L. Hammond},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={176 - 179}
  • N. Hammond
  • Published 21 January 2014
  • History
  • European Journal of Archaeology
1990s, but remained with his boots firmly fixed in the landscape. Against that background, this volume definitely fulfils its purpose as a festschrift. Most of the papers are based on empirical data, analysing different regions, landscapes, or source material, including place names, maps, or archaeological remains, without putting a lot of effort into placing the topics presented within an explicit theoretical framework. Judging by the introduction and the many references to Fox’s work in most… 

Brokering the Orient. Towards an entangled history of Belgian diplomacy in Egypt between 1830-1914

Long before international long-haul flights dropped off tourists at Cairo International Airport or one of the coastal resorts on the Red Sea, travellers to nineteenth-century Egypt usually reached

Life in Medieval Landscapes: People and Places in the Middle Ages. Papers in Memory of H. S. A. Fox

chipped stone. This might have allowed more detailed interpretation of the use and consideration of the chronology of the houses alongside the sequence that is suggested based on the radiocarbon

A Global Phonographic Revolution Trans-Eurasian Resonances of Writing in Early Modern France and China Zhuqing ( Lester )

In this fascina� ng collec� on of essays, an interna� onal group of scholars explores the sonic consequences of transcultural contact in the early modern period. They examine how cultural confi gura�

Egipska popkrólowa. Przemiany wizerunku Kleopatry VII, królowej Egiptu, od narracji historycznej po kulturę popularną

The analysis of the changes in perception of Cleopatra VII Philopator’s image in two- thousand-year reception. The author, discovering subsequent layers of the myth – from a historical figure to the


  • J. R. Russell
  • History
    Armenian, Hittite, and Indo-European Studies
  • 2019

Books Received



Champollion: Sein Leben und sein Werk

  • Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung. Lacouture, J. 1988. Champollion: Une vie de lumières. Paris: Grasset.
  • 1906