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THE PALACE OF HIEROGLPHES, IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHAMPOLLION, to discover on and Thursday, October 6 at 21 p.m. on France 5. The great adventure of hieroglyphics. A dive into the heart of the Tomb of Padiamenopé near Luxor and the TT 33 archaeological mission. A Bleu Kobalt production. A film by Patrick Cabouat, produced by Patrice Gellé

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The Champollion Adventure: in the secret of hieroglyphics

BnF François-Mitterrand site, Paris 13e

Dates: April 12 – July 24, 2022

Contacts: G. Andreu, V. Desclaux and H. Virenque


Champollion Museum – The Writings of the World, Figeac

Dates: July 9 – October 9, 2022

Contacts: Bro. Briquel-Chatonnet and C. Ramio

Restore ancient Egypt

Champollion Museum (45 rue Champollion 38450 Vif)

Dates: until September 18, 2022

Francois Artaud – Jean-Francois Champollion. The role of the director of the Lyon museum in theadventure of deciphering hieroglyphs – Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon

Dates: October - December 2022

Contact: G. Galliano

Champollion and the Hieroglyphs

Louvre Museum, Lens

Dates: September 28, 2022 – January 16, 2023

Contacts: V. Rondot, D. Devauchelle, H. Guichard and H. Bouillon

The discovery of J.-Fr. Champollion and its extensions(working title)

Collège de France, Marcelin Berthelot site (large foyer and adjoining rooms), Paris

Dates: September 15 – October 28, 2022

Contacts: J.-L. Fournet, J. Auber de Lapierre, O. Perdu and E. Rickal

Champollion Museum in Isère, a construction site deciphered

Champollion Museum, Department of Isère (45 rue Champollion 38450 Vif)

Date: Fall 2022

The Champollion brothers and the deciphering of hieroglyphs, the correspondence revealed (working title)

Departmental Archives of Isère (12 rue Georges Perec 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères)

Dates: September - December 2022

Egyptomania (working title)

Dauphinois Museum (30 rue Maurice Gignoux 38000 Grenoble)

Dates: November 2022 - November 2023


Egyptomania. For the 200th anniversary of the deciphermentof egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion

The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Dates: October 28, 2022 – February 12, 2023

Decoding hieroglyphs (working title)

British Museum, London

Dates: October 2022 – February 2023

Egypt. eternal passion

Royal Museum, Mariemont

Date: September 24, 2022 - April 16th


Week Around Champollion BnF, SFE and Sorbonne University

Dates: May 16 - The latest developments in archeology in Egypt (SU, P. Tallet); May 18: Champollion and after, research on the texts: current affairs (BnF, G. Andreu, V. Desclaux and H. Virenque); May 18: special session of the SFE at the end of the colloquium); May 19: Champollion in context: deciphering hieroglyphs, constructing a scholar in the 19e century (BnF, Chl. Ragazzoli, Chr. Jacob and F. Relats); 20may: Two centuries of Egyptology at the Academy (AIBL, N. Grimal).

Champollion-Tag: 200 Jahre seit seiner Entzifferung der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen

Date: May 20 − Study day - comprehensive here.

Golden Years - Montreal celebrates 200 years of Egyptology

Dates: June 17-19 -   17 June: Launch party (A. Zivie; E. Frood) - 18 June : Champollion/hieroglyphics day (J. Desjardins, V. Lacroix; J. Revez; V. Desclaux; Chr. Greco) - 19 June : Carter/Tutankhamun Day (A. Dodson, M. Gabolde, V. Angenot). Complete program here.

Hieroglyphs in the 21st Century. Celebrating Champollion's decipherment of the hieroglyphic script 200 years ago

Alexandria (Ifao, MoTA, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, CEAlex, CEDEJ)

Dates: October 10 − 13, 2022

Contacts: L. Coulon, A. Mansour and Chl. Ragazzoli

Reading ancient societies

British Museum, London

Dates: November 3 − 4, 2022

1822/2022, Around Champollion. Insights from yesterday and today (working title) − EPHE and the Louvre Museum

Dates: 1er − December 2, 2022 (Louvre Auditorium)

Contacts: A. Stauder and I. Guermeur


dating cycle: Champollion 1822. Egypt, a French passion

INU Champollion, Albi

Dates: March 14 − 18, 2022 (J. Winand, A. Guédon, L. Bricault, L. Coulon and D. Agut-Labordère)

Reading of the inaugural lesson of J.-Fr. Champollion at the College de France

College de France (Margaret of Navarre amphitheater)

Date: September 22, 2022

Series of five lectures relating to J.-Fr. Champollion and his work

College de France (Maurice Halbwachs amphitheater)

Dates: September 27 – October 28 (Tuesdays)

5e ADEC Egyptological Meeting Hieroglyphs. History of a decryption

Grenoble museum auditorium

Date: 1er October 2022 (K. Madrigal, A. Roccati, D. Farout, S. Thuault, D. Devauchelle and Chr. Cardin)


Cultural and artistic programming Eureka! Champollion 2022 – town of Figeac

Dates: May − October 2022

Egyptology Festival (Heritage Days)

Dates: September 16 − 18, 2022

Contact: C. Ramio and C. Letartre

Restoration of the obelisk of Luxor

Place de la Concorde, Paris

Dates: January − June 2022




200 Jahre Hieroglyphenentzifferung

September 27, 2022, 18:15 p.m.                    
"Woher weiß man's? – Die Entzifferungsgeschichte der Hieroglyphen"
Dr. Arnulf Schlüter

Viele weitere Vorträge finden Sie auf demYouTube-Kanal des Museums.







 Chers amis,

I wanted to come back to this beautiful Champollion week that we shared together, in Paris and virtually, from May 16 to 20 and that our Society had the pleasure and honor of co-organizing with the National Library of France, the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, Sorbonne University, and the WRITINGS program (Ifao-Sorbonne). Many members and friends of the SFE were present and I also had the pleasure of meeting some of you from all over France.

This intense week was inaugurated at the Sorbonne on the Jussieu campus, in the presence of the Ambassador of Egypt, His Excellency Ehab Ahmed Badawy, with a day of conferences devoted to a vast panorama of the archaeological advances of the last twenty years in Egypt. 

On Tuesday 17, it was possible to visit the Champollion exhibition guided by the curators themselves as well as the installation ScanPyramids at the Cité de l'architecture, reopened for the occasion. We then met for a cocktail at 18e floor of one of the towers of the BnF, at the Belvedere. 

On Wednesday 18, after the fascinating symposium organized by Vanessa Desclaux at the BnF, "Champollion and the texts: current affairs", we met for a special session of the SFE, in front of an exceptionally large audience, both in the auditorium and from a distance: Claude Rilly and Dimitri Laboury gave us two delightful and stimulating lectures, the first on the decipherment of Meroitic and his own adventures as a decipherer and ethno-linguist, the second on the literate skills of Egyptian artists , throwing quite a new light on a particular social world; we ended up with the traditional SFE drink in an unusual and sumptuous setting, where some of us played the book signing game. These conferences will of course be published in the BSFE and are visible on the SFE website. 

On Thursday, May 19, we took a step aside to study “Champollion in context”, and the scholarly practices of the early nineteenth century in which the intellectual and social approach of Jean-François Champollion was integrated. We also looked towards the ancient and modern reception of hieroglyphs, in the West and in the Arab world, as well as towards the process of deciphering, by comparing with the adventure of Vendries and Chadwick during the deciphering of Linear B. Like the colloquium of Wednesday, the recording of this event is still visible on the BnF website (

Finally, on Friday May 20, the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres honored the Egyptological research carried out in connection with this venerable institution, in the very places where Jean-François Champollion presented his famous Letter to Monsieur Dacier relating to the alphabet of phonetic hieroglyphs.

I really want to thank all the institutions, the colleagues and all the people of goodwill who made it possible to organize these days, but also all the participants who contributed to the success of this moment and I have the pleasure of sharing with you some of the photographs you have taken.

This Champollion year has only just begun: see you soon!

Sincerely,                                                                          Chloé Ragazzoli, President

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