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Musee Champollion, Figeac

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Musee Champollion honors written communication, showcasing the differences and similarities between forms of writing from around the world. Learn about the earliest pictorial graphics, which date back 50,000 years. Explore artifacts from Mesopotamia and Egypt, and admire the logographic writing that features elements of modern alphabets. You'll also have the chance to see ancient cuneiform, hieroglyphs, and ideograms. Trace the development of letters and alphabets throughout history as you look closely at the rare pieces. Discover how to plan a Figeac trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is worth a trip to France. The history of writing, and the work of Jean-Francois Champollion, is displayed here in a highly sophisticated and polished manner with explanations in French... 
    This museum is worth a trip to France. The history of writing, and the work of Jean-Francois Champollion, is displayed here in a highly sophisticated and polished manner with explanations in French...  more »
  • Considering they are unable to display the the actual Rosetta Stone they have done an admirable job in telling the story of its decipherment. As I don't speak french then obviously I would of... 
    Considering they are unable to display the the actual Rosetta Stone they have done an admirable job in telling the story of its decipherment. As I don't speak french then obviously I would of...  more »
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  • Figeac is a gorgeous city in a gorgeous part of France. And to find such an excellent small museum so far away from Paris is a bonus. Definitely worth a visit: you will learn fascinating facts about writing in a short time.
  • We really really liked the museum. It is located in the house where Champollion was born, on many floors you discover the history of humans and writing. There is a part of Egypt and egyptology, that we fancied the most. And as a bonus, when you are getting tired of the museum, you finish on the highest floor where you have a great view on the square. Dont forget to take the tiny road juste next to the house to see the huge Rosetta stone made on the ground, and some papyrus in the little park.

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