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British

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British Academy an institution founded in 1901 for the promotion of historical, philosophical, and philological studies.

British Expeditionary Force a British force made available...

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British Museum

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London. The UK's major national museum, with enormously rich and varied collections covering world history and culture: it has magnificent holdings in classical antiquities, medieval art,...

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Decipherment

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

In Hadrian's Gateway on the island of Philae, at ancient Egypt's southern border, is the last known hieroglyphic inscription, dated precisely to August 24 ce by the accompanying Demotic...

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Egyptology

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By the end of the eighteenth century British travellers had described many of the ancient monuments of ancient Egypt, both on site and in Rome where many obelisks had been ...

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hieroglyph

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A stylized picture of an object representing a word, syllable, or sound, as found in ancient Egyptian and certain other writing systems.

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Jean-François Champollion

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(1790–1832) [Bi]

French linguist and antiquarian who deciphered the texts on the Rosetta Stone. Born at Figeac in France, he was educated at the Académie de Grenoble, and when only...

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Near Eastern Archaeology

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Though comprised of many specialized disciplines and spanning a vast area from Iran on the east to Asia Minor, Cyprus, and Egypt on the west, Near Eastern archaeology retains an ...

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pschent

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The double crown of ancient Egypt, combining the white crown of Upper Egypt with the red crown of Lower Egypt, used after the union of the two kingdoms under Menes (c.3000 bc). The word...

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Thomas Young

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(1773–1829) British physician and physicist,

who was a child prodigy and could speak 14 languages before he was 19. His early researches concerned the eye and vision, but he is...

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