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Champollion

Jean François . 1790--1832, French Egyptologist, who deciphered the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone
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Champollion

(shahm-poh -lee-awn) A US mission to comet Tempel 1 (1879 III) planned by NASA for launch in 2003. It would have arrived at the end of 2005 and released a lander to collect a sample of the comet's nucleus for return to Earth. The project was stopped for financial reasons while still in the planning stage. See Rosetta; Stardust.
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Falling approximately in the middle of these fine recent studies is Andrew Robinson's magnificent new biography of Jean-Francois Champollion [1790-1832].
(4.) Jean-Frangois Champollion (1790-1832) was a French classical scholar, philologist and orientalist.
But if Champollion cracked the code, it was Hincks who went on to translate umpteen ancient writings and to become the dominant scholar in the field.
'Champollion found two names, of which we know only the consonant frameworks, viz.
Sailing aboard the Champollion from Marseilles to Alexandria in the spring of 1931, Chagall encountered Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik, an old friend, and met the French Jewish philosopher Edmund Fleg.
"The Last of the Egyptians" is a collection of writings from French writer Gerard Mace on Jean Francois Champollion, the man credited with the break through of deciphering the Rosetta stone for understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Since Champollion redeciphered its hieroglyphics we know that c.1300 BC, Rameses II, having completed what his father Seti I began, placed it in Heliopolis, or 'the City of the Sun'.