When Champollion meets Ramses II

2022 • 53' • French & English

Poster of When Champollion meets Ramses II

Director(s): Jean-Christophe Chatton • Producer(s): Tournez s'il vous plait • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions, SVT, Histoire • Country of production: France • Format(s): HD

An exceptional documentary on the story between Champollion and Ramses II.

When Champollion, the genius who unlocked the secret of hieroglyphs, embarks on his first expedition to Egypt and meets Ramses II in the sumptuous temple of Abu Simbel, his fascination for this civilization reaches its peak.

Follow in the footsteps of the brilliant and passionate man who succeeded in "cracking the Egyptian code" and allowed the world to finally read into the history of one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations. Relive Champollion’s journey in Egypt and his unforgettable face to face with Ramses the Great. A unique film that shines light on one of the longest ruling pharaohs in antiquity and that allows us, thanks to 3D imaging, to see Ramses II ’s real face for the very first time!

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