The visit begins on the first floor, in the room dedicated to Champollion. We are here in his native house, at the foot of the fireplace he knew and which is still present in the room.
Around a copy of the Rosetta Stone, the collections evoke, on the one hand, the stages of his long work of decoding, a research that lasted 15 years, and, on the other, his passion for Egypt. Exhibits such as statuettes of gods, sarcophagi, funerary rituals, a man’s mummy with linen strips and painted cartonnage dating from the Ptolemaic era, take us to the land of the pharaohs. Scanned and reconstructed in 3 dimensions, a video of this mummy allows us to visualize the deceased, navigate inside his body, and understand one of the most important funerary practices for the ancient Egyptians.
We accompany the researcher on his journey to Egypt on the River of the Nile, the fulfillment of his life.