Saturday, January 14, 2006

Napoleon in Egypt subject of new exhibition

A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Sciences has opened in Macon (Georgia, U.S.) called Napoleon in Egypt: "Napoleon Bonaparte is well-known for his military victories, his habit of placing one hand in his jacket and his love for his wife, Josephine. Bet you didn't know that his 1798 invasion of Egypt helped kick off "Egyptomania" across Europe and fostered the modern study of archeology. Along with his armies, Napoleon brought a crew of 150 people to document ancient Egypt's treasures, and along the way they dug up the Rosetta stone. Now on display at the British Museum in London, the famed slab helped cracked the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics by including Greek translations."
For more details see the museum's website:

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