The Rosetta Stone: language and translation in context
Friday 27 November 2015,
BP Lecture Theatre
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Jean-François Champollion’s translation of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs in 1822 heralded a breakthrough in the race between scholars to understand the ancient Egyptian language.
In this lecture Yves Champollion reflects upon his great-great uncle’s groundbreaking research and Curator Ilona Regulski, British Museum, reveals what the Stone’s scripts tell us about the multicultural society in which it was carved.
Organised in association with CenTraS @UCL and the London Regional Group of the ITI.