Early Explorers in Egypt and Nubia

This blog is intended
both as an instrument for researchers on early explorers in Egypt and Nubia, providing useful tools in the On-line Resources section (On-line books, Archives, Map Collections, Photo Collections, etc.), and as a place to publish original documentation and research on the subject (i.e. List of travellers, Accounts, Letters, etc.). Anyone who would like to contribute with suggestions or articles is warmly welcomed!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dom Raphaël de Monachis, Champollion's Coptic Teacher

Dom Raphaël de Monachis (marked blue), a Greek Catholic of Syrian ancestry born in Egypt, left Egypt to France after the Napoleonic Campaign and helped Champollion in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs. He is here portrayed in the famous painting La Sacre de Napoléon by Jacques-Louis David (1806). Behind dom Raphaël there is the Ottoman Ambassador in Paris (yellow mark)

For more info about dom Raphaël, check out the “Dictionnaire des orientalistes de langue française” by François Pouillon (2008):


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