Seeker Of Knowledge

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Seeker Of Knowledge

  1. 1. Seeker of Knowledge Test and Illustrations by James Rumford
  2. 2. Summary In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge. James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion’s adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.
  3. 3. ancient <ul><li>of times long past; antique </li></ul>
  4. 4. uncover <ul><li>make known; reveal; expose; show truth </li></ul>
  5. 5. link <ul><li>anything that joins for connects, as a loop of chain does </li></ul>
  6. 6. triumph <ul><li>victory; success </li></ul>
  7. 7. scholars <ul><li>learned people; people having much knowledge </li></ul>
  8. 8. seeker <ul><li>one who tries to find; one who searches </li></ul>
  9. 9. translate <ul><li>to change from one language to another </li></ul>
  10. 10. temple building used for the service of worship of God or gods
  11. 11. Jean-Francois went to Paris to meet scholars studying the Rosetta stone.
  12. 12. Jean-Francois went to Paris to meet scholars studying the Rosetta stone .
  13. 13. Jean-Francois learned all the know ancient languages at an early age.
  14. 14. Jean-Francois learned all the know ancient languages at an early age.
  15. 15. He was a seeker of knowledge who can not rest until he found the answer to something.
  16. 16. He was a seeker of knowledge who can not rest until he found the answer to something.
  17. 17. He knew there had to be a link between the pictures and the letters. .
  18. 18. He knew there had to be a link between the pictures and the letters.
  19. 19. He had a list of the names of pharaohs copied from the walls of a temple in Egypt.
  20. 20. He had a list of the names of pharaohs copied from the walls of a temple in Egypt.
  21. 21. It was a great triumph when he became the first to understand the ancient writing.
  22. 22. It was a great triumph when he became the first to understand the ancient writing.
  23. 23. He was able to translate the ancient writing to it could be understood.
  24. 24. He was able to translate the ancient writing to it could be understood.
  25. 25. Jean-Francois was sent to Egypt on an expedition to uncover more secrets.
  26. 26. Jean-Francois was sent to Egypt on an expedition to uncover more secrets.

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