Rougé, Emmanuel, vicomte de

Rougé, Emmanuel, vicomte de

(ĕmänüĕl` vēkôNt` də ro͞ozhā`), 1811–72, French Egyptologist. Rougé was curator of the Egyptian section of the Louvre and professor of Egyptology at the Collège de France. He and LepsiusLepsius, Karl Richard
, 1810–84, German Egyptologist and philologist. He made an expedition (1842–45) to the Nile valley and Sudan and as a result of his excavations and studies wrote Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien
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 produced a consistent system for the interpretation of discoveries, and he worked out fundamental principles for studying Egyptian texts. Rougé sought to prove that the Semitic alphabet had an Egyptian origin.
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