LIBRARY

The Clos Archaeological Foundation Library holds more than 10,000 documents.

Specialising in egyptology, the Clos Archaeological Foundation Library currently holds more than 10,000 documents that constitute a basic and necessary tool for research and study into pharaonic Egypt.

In addition to monographs, periodical publications and auction catalogues, the Library has a large number of works that, as well as being important for their scientific value, are veritable gems for bibliophiles. Among the most notable of these is a complete copy of the monumental Description de l’Égypte, a copy of the 2nd edition printed in Paris between 1820 and 1830. Also worthy of special mention are some original documents, such as the letter sent by Italian egyptologist Ippoilito Rosellini to his teacher Jean François Champollion in 1826, in which he refers, among other issues, to the impact of the recent decoding of hieroglyphics within academic circles.

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