The day before Christmas Eve of 1790, a man named Jean Francois Champollion entered the world through the town of Figeac in France. Jean Francois was always a curious and intelligent child, teaching himself a slew of languages from Hebrew and Arabic to even Chinese before the age of 10.
The Chiddingstone mummy is a part of the collections of Chiddingstone Castle in Kent. It is estimated to be around 3000 years old. It’s comprised of a wooden lid, shaped to represent the shape of a man and covered with a thin layer of yellow-colored gesso. From the head and