Champollion The Egyptian
The incredible adventure of the French scholar who deciphered the hieroglyphs
From July 1828 to December 1829, Jean-François Champollion made his dream come true and finally travelled the land of the Pharaohs to test his fabulous discovery, the hieroglyphs’ key, the access to an ancient civilisation.
He was not, however, be spared anything. Neither the destructive tyrants’ schemes nor the traps set by traffickers of ancient stones. Despite the death threats, Champollion, with an admirable courage and ridiculous means, obstinately followed his quest on the shores of the Nil river, determined to save what can still be.
The long-awaited republication of Christian Jacq’s great novel that triggered, among millions of readers, an undying passion for ancient Egypt.