The Musée Champollion in the southern commune of Vif is dedicated to the subject of Egyptology. It is located in one of the residences of the Champollion family, notably Jean-François Champollion – who deciphered the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone – and the archaeologist Jacques Joseph Champollion-Figeac. The permanent display traces the lives of these illustrious brothers through paintings, prints and personal effects, while there is also an exceptional loan of 82 Egyptian artefacts from the Musée du Louvre. Having opened its doors for one year in 2004–05, the museum has now been restored; it reopened again to the public from 5 June. Find out more from the Musée Champollion’s website.
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