Egyptologist-Jean-Francois Champollion 1790-1832

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While he was teaching, he continued his research on ancient Egypt. He began to be noticed by others, and that resulted in his appointment asrepparttar conservator ofrepparttar 109445 Louvre Museumís Egyptian Collection in 1826. In 1828, he began a year-long trip to Egypt. He traveled with one of his students, Ippolito Rosellini. Rosellini was an Italian, who became a fairly well-known archaeologist in his own right. While they toured Egypt, Champollion took detailed notes of what he saw. Rosellini didrepparttar 109446 same, although his medium was engravings/drawings, and not words. The notes and engravings they left behind are still regarded as some ofrepparttar 109447 best ever done. Together, they preserved a lot of information that otherwise would have been lost. In 1831,repparttar 109448 First Chair of Egyptian antiquities was created for him atrepparttar 109449 College de France, and he became a member ofrepparttar 109450 French Academy. Sadly, he didnít get to enjoy this coveted post very long. He died of a stroke in 1832

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Eye of Horus

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The Eye of Horus symbol was used in funerary rites and decoration, as instructed inrepparttar Egyptian Book ofrepparttar 109444 Dead. After 1200 BC, it was also used byrepparttar 109445 Egyptians to represent fractions, based on repeated division by two. The value of a fraction was assigned to each individual part ofrepparttar 109446 eye which Seth had torn up according torepparttar 109447 myth. Their total, corresponding torepparttar 109448 restoration ofrepparttar 109449 eye brought about by Thot, should have added up to a whole. In fact, however,repparttar 109450 total ofrepparttar 109451 six fractions used results in only 63/64; it was assumed that Thot had withheldrepparttar 109452 missing 1/64 by magic. The Eye of Horus fraction system was based onrepparttar 109453 Eye of Horus symbol. This system was used to record prescriptions, land and grain. Fractions are created by combining sections ofrepparttar 109454 Eye of Horus symbol. Each section has a different value. The complete Eye of Horus with all parts in place has a value of 1. In realityrepparttar 109455 complete Eye of Horus represents 63/64, which is rounded off to 1. The system is based on halves. Half of 1 equals 1/2, half of 1/2 equals 1/4 and so on untilrepparttar 109456 smallest value of 1/64. By adding togetherrepparttar 109457 values of different sections fractions are created. The 'Rx' symbol which is used by pharmacies and in medicine has its origins inrepparttar 109458 Eye of Horus. This article is courtesy of www.kingtutshop.com

Dr. Sherin Elkhawaga, egyptian radiologist. Interested in egyptology


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