A.S.H. Smyth

The scholars who solved the riddles in the sands

Toby Wilkinson celebrates the golden age of Egyptology, from the decyphering of hieroglyphics to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb

Engraving based on the work of the Italian Egyptologist Ippolito Rosellini who accompanied Champollion on his excavations. Bridgeman Images

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