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    DescriptionAs a child Jean-Francois Champollion had but one fervent wish - to travel to Egypt and solve the mystery of the ancient hieroglyphs. Finally, a brief lull in the Mediterranean war against the Ottoman Sultan offered his expedition a window of a few days in 1828 to disembark. Egypt proved a treacherous place, and not only because it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Champollion's secret diary entries vividly chronicle the dangers, his exhilarated enthusiasm for the subjugated country, and not least the remarkable discoveries that were to found the new science of Egyptology. Of the twelve expedition members only a few survived its hardships. Champollion accomplished his dream, but he, too, paid the price when he died at the age of 41.


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    Title
    The Code-breaker's Secret Diaries
    Subtitle
    Rediscovering Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Francois Champollion, By (author) Joyce Tyldesley, Edited by Martin Rynja, Notes by Peter Clayton, Translated by Martin Rynja
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903933831
    ISBN 10: 1903933838
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG, CFL
    DC22: 932
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CXG
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    BISAC V2.8: FOR001000
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    BIC subject category V2: 2CXG
    Thema V1.0: NKD, DNBH1, CFL
    Illustrations note
    50 b&w integrated drawings
    Publisher
    Gibson Square Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gibson Square Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jean-Francois Champollion broke the code of the hieroglyphs and is the founding father of Egyptology. Dr Joyce Tyldesley is Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester and acclaimed author of Egypt. She lives in Lancashire.
    Review quote
    'Champollion's enthusiasm is infectious. 'Sunday Times 'Burn with... passion.' Guardian 'Vivid, penetrating.' THES 'Exuberant.' Minerva 'Entertaining.' History Today 'A wealth of observations.' Egyptian Archaeology