Jean Francois Champollion

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Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832)


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The fact it was written in three languages allowed French scholar Jean Francois Champollion to decipher hieroglyphics for the first time.
It was from the lithographic drawing of this stone that thirty-two years later hieroglyphs were deciphered by Jean Francois Champollion. Now archaeologists are able to learn the hieroglyphic alphabet and read ancient inscriptions.