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Champollion

[shahn-paw-lyawn]
noun
  1. Jean Fran·çois [zhahn frahn-swa] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1790–1832, French Egyptologist.
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Historical Examples of champollion

  • But let me tell you something of Champollion's difficulties.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • According to Champollion he is often seen in the train of Ammon, and then he is Thoth.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • But there is no Champollion to decipher the Egypt of every man's and every being's face.

  • Champollion prints Clinton, which he no doubt misread for Winton.

  • No Champollion has yet brought to them the energies of his inquiring mind.


British Dictionary definitions for champollion

Champollion

noun
  1. Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1790–1832, French Egyptologist, who deciphered the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone
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