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For a Tuscan, since many years in France, a double pride

With the Franco-Tuscany expedition in Egypt, directed by Jean-François Champollion and Ippolito Rosellini, the scientific Egyptology begins.

This large painting, by Giuseppe Angelelli on the entrance staircase of the Egyptian Museum in Florence, shows the two directors and also some of the participants of the expedition:

standing, with a white coat and a red beard, is Ippolito Rosellini next to him, sitting with his scimitar, is Jean-François Champollion

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