The fonds

Towards a quadruple birthday

The year 2022 will be marked by the bicentenary of the decipherment of hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion, the 125th anniversary of the birth of Belgian Egyptology, the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, and the 75th anniversary of the death of Jean Capart.
These commemorations will have a special resonance in Belgium because, if Champollion may be regarded as the spiritual godfather of Capart, it is the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, and the first visit of Capart there in the company of Elisabeth, the Queen of the Belgians, that led to the foundation of the Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth in 1923. The Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth (today th...
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Committee of Experts

Members of the Jean Capart Fund Committee of Experts
BAVAY Laurent: Doctorate in History of Art, Art and Archaeology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles; Director of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO), Cairo; Chair of Egyptology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. BOUSMAR Éric: Doctorate in History from the Université Catholique de Louvain; Professor at the Université Saint-Louis, Brussels; Co-director of the Centre for Research in ...
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Our project

We must save Philæ... (1)
Over the years, the Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth has built up an extraordinary archival patrimony. Central to it is the rich correspondence of Jean Capart and of his associates and successors. All the great names in Egyptology worldwide from the 20th century are represented, in addition to numerous other prominent personalities from the political, scientific, or artistic world in Belgium and abroad. In t...
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