This charming fellow is Jean-Francois Champollion, best known as the man who published the first translation of the Rosetta Stone. He was something of a genius when it came to languages. Educated by his brother at home initially, because his parents could not afford to send him to school, by the time he was twenty he had supposedly studied Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Amharic, Sanskrit, Avestan, Pahlavi, Arabic, Syriac, Chaldean, Persian and Ge’ez. Unfortunately, his great brain did not bring him great money. He was strapped for most of his life, often depending on his elder brother to support him. But history remembers him as the Father of Egyptology, the man who laid down much of the groundwork for the science as we know it today.
(Plus, I mean, look at that lovely nose and those big brown eyes.)

This charming fellow is Jean-Francois Champollion, best known as the man who published the first translation of the Rosetta Stone. He was something of a genius when it came to languages. Educated by his brother at home initially, because his parents could not afford to send him to school, by the time he was twenty he had supposedly studied Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Amharic, Sanskrit, Avestan, Pahlavi, Arabic, Syriac, Chaldean, Persian and Ge’ez. Unfortunately, his great brain did not bring him great money. He was strapped for most of his life, often depending on his elder brother to support him. But history remembers him as the Father of Egyptology, the man who laid down much of the groundwork for the science as we know it today.

(Plus, I mean, look at that lovely nose and those big brown eyes.)

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