Author : Jean-Francois Champollion
Release : 2008-03
ISBN-13 : 9781903933299
Page : 256 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 from 299 voters
Seen as mystical codes, Egyptian hieroglyphs were the subject of a hard-fought race between the French and the English in the 1820s. This book tells the unique and passionate tale of Champollion's adventure troubled by heat, flooding, robbers and deceitful dealers to uncover their meaning.