New temporary exhibition at Carolina Rediviva opened

8 juni 2022

200 years ago Jean-Francois Champollion made the breakthrough in the interpretation of the hieroglyphs with the Rosetta Stone as one of his sources. Through books and pictures from the collections at Uppsala University Library, this exhibition shows its historic significance.

The exhibition also reflects the view of ancient Egypt before Champollion's time, and how his interpretation enabled the emergence of the new subject Egyptology at Uppsala University.

Welcome to see the exhibition, on display until 31 August 2023!

See the exhibition catalogue in DiVA (in Swedish and English).