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Le panthéon égyptien

Collection des personnages mythologiques de l'ancienne Egypte

A work requested from Champollion and intended to contain 200 illustrations and 450 texts. Death stopped this work in its tracks. What he created still remains a singular document.

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Le panthéon égyptien

Le panthéon égyptien

A work requested from Champollion and intended to contain 200 illustrations and 450 texts. Death stopped this work in its tracks. What he created still remains a singular document.

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In 1822, Champollion discovered the key hieroglyphics by deciphering the Rosetta stone: the land of the Pharaohs was finally to reveal its mysteries. The following year, the editor Firmin-Didot suggested to Champollion that he produce a work comprising approximately 200 illustrations and 450 pages of text which would be entitled the Egyptian Pantheon. The premature death of Champollion robbed him of the time needed to complete his work, and well known deities such as Isis, Osiris and Horus are absent. Despite that, the aesthetic beauty of these divine figures remains fascinating, through their admirable reproductions by Léon Jean-Joseph Dubois and clear, well-informed presentation by Champollion. Of course, certain interpretations may now seem slightly outdated, but the extraordinary genius of what we label Egyptian offers us access, thanks to this work which nevertheless represents a unique archive document, to the grandeur of a civilisation which is the source of eternal fascination.

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Author
J F CHAMPOLLION
Editor
MANUCIUS EDITIONS
Number of pages
288
Type of book
Broché
Language
French
Dimensions
15 x 16,7

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