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Egyptian—The First Great Decipherment

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Egyptian—The First Great Decipherment

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Before Jean-Francois Champollion deciphered hieroglyphic writing in 1822, no one had been able to read a word of Egyptian. Why were Egyptian history and its ancient language and writing system forgotten? How did early attempts at decipherment go astray? Get the answers here as you learn what clues led Champollion to success.

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June 11, 2017
Excellent lectures! Very methodically structured content and delivery.

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April 26, 2017

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