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Andrew Robinson, author of 'Cracking the Egyptian Code', explains how an impoverished but brilliant child of the French Revolution Jean-François Champollion made the decisive breakthrough in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalizing clues. Egyptologist and broadcaster, Dr Chris Naunton, tells the story of the quest for the great ‘missing’ tombs of Egypt.

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How the world discovered the mysteries and splendours of the tomb of the Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun. The tomb that still has secrets to reveal...

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Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalizing clues. Egyptologist and broadcaster, Dr Chris Naunton, tells the story of the quest for the great ‘missing’ tombs of Egypt.

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Win two tickets the new British Museum exhibition and a copy of the accompanying book.

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Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalizing clues. Egyptologist and broadcaster, Dr Chris Naunton, tells the story of the quest for the great ‘missing’ tombs of Egypt.

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Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalizing clues. Egyptologist and broadcaster, Dr Chris Naunton, tells the story of the quest for the great ‘missing’ tombs of Egypt.

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No more hastily buying an airport paperback that will inevitably have you dozing off, instead, we bring you the ultimate summer reads to absorb you as you (safely) absorb those rays.

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Explore the life of Jean-François Champollion; a teenage professor of ancient history, supporter of Napoleon, explorer, and most notably, decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Jean-François Champollion's decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphs two centuries ago, using the Rosetta Stone, doubled the historical timespan of ancient Egypt, from 600 BC to 3000 BC. He was also an impoverished, arrogant and brilliant child of the French Revolution. Author Andrew Robinson will discuss his extraordinary life.

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