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Background imageTranslation Collection: Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832

Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Artist: Jean-Francois Champollion
Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Research on the system of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean Francois Champollion, the translator of the Rosetta Stone

Background imageTranslation Collection: Une tranchee Russe sur le front de Champagne, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Une tranchee Russe sur le front de Champagne, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Une tranchee Russe sur le front de Champagne; les inscriptions permettant aux troupes de s'orienter dans le dedale des tranchees et des boyaux sont, a l'usage de nos allies

Background imageTranslation Collection: French Soldiers and English Sailors Fraternising at Calais, 1854. Creator: Unknown

French Soldiers and English Sailors Fraternising at Calais, 1854. Creator: Unknown
French Soldiers and English Sailors Fraternising at Calais, 1854. Allied personnel in France before leaving to fight in the Crimean War....the soldiers crowded the cafes with which Calais abounds;

Background imageTranslation Collection: Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, 1890. Thomas Cromwell (c1485-1540) English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540

Background imageTranslation Collection: Pictorial Dictionary, 1887. Creator: Unknown

Pictorial Dictionary, 1887. Creator: Unknown
Pictorial Dictionary, 1887

Background imageTranslation Collection: Smollet, (1721-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Smollet, (1721-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Smollet, (1721-1771), 1830. Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Scottish poet and author, educated at University of Glasgow where he qualified as a surgeon

Background imageTranslation Collection: Richard Porson, (1897). Creator: Unknown

Richard Porson, (1897). Creator: Unknown
Richard Porson, (1897). English classical scholar Porson (1759-1808) devoted himself to the accurate translation of Ancient Greek texts. From Old and New London, Volume I, by Walter Thornbury

Background imageTranslation Collection: The Venerable Bede Translating the Last Chapter of St John, 1926. Artist: James Doyle Penrose

The Venerable Bede Translating the Last Chapter of St John, 1926. Artist: James Doyle Penrose
The Venerable Bede Translating the Last Chapter of St John, 1926. From An Outline of Christianity, The Story of Our Civilisation, volume 2: Builders of the Church, edited by RG Parsons and AS Peake

Background imageTranslation Collection: Athelstan ordering the Bible to be translated into the Saxon Language, (1796)

Athelstan ordering the Bible to be translated into the Saxon Language, (1796). Athelstan (c895-939) was the first monarch to take the title of king of England. He ruled from 924 to 939

Background imageTranslation Collection: Electricity Transforms the Printed World into Sound for the Blind, c1935

Electricity Transforms the Printed World into Sound for the Blind, c1935. From Our Wonderful World, Volume III, edited by J.A. Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London]

Background imageTranslation Collection: Page from the book Lo Quart del Cartoixa (The Fourth of the Cartoixa), printed

Page from the book Lo Quart del Cartoixa (The Fourth of the Cartoixa), printed in Valencia in 1496, translation of Vita Christi by the Carthusian Ludolph of Saxony

Background imageTranslation Collection: Page of the work Psalteri by Joan Rois de Corella, printed in Venice in 1490 by Johan Hertezog

Page of the work Psalteri by Joan Rois de Corella, printed in Venice in 1490 by Johan Hertezog, translated from Latin to Romance by Rois de Corella

Background imageTranslation Collection: Page of the work Lo primer del Cartoixa (The first of the Cartoixa) by Joan Rois de Corella

Page of the work Lo primer del Cartoixa (The first of the Cartoixa) by Joan Rois de Corella, printed in Valencia in 1496 by Lope de la Roca

Background imageTranslation Collection: Jean de Meung, writing and delivering to Philip IV, king of France, his translation

Jean de Meung, writing and delivering to Philip IV, king of France, his translation of the play De Consolatione Philosophiae, miniature from a manuscript of the 14th century

Background imageTranslation Collection: The gentleman Paris, engraving of the incunable Paris and Viana, edition printed

The gentleman Paris, engraving of the incunable Paris and Viana, edition printed in Barcelona in 1494 by Diego Gumiel, novel written in Catalan at late 14th century or early 15th

Background imageTranslation Collection: Cover of the second printed edition in Barcelona in 1909 of the work L Escanya Pobre

Cover of the second printed edition in Barcelona in 1909 of the work L Escanya Pobre, estudi d una Passio by Catalan writer Narcis Oller

Background imageTranslation Collection: Trilingual relief of Darius, Bisitun, Iran

Trilingual relief of Darius, Bisitun, Iran
Detail of trilingual relief of Darius, Bisitun, Iran. This relief is the equivalent to cuneiform of what the Rosetta Stone represents to the understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics

Background imageTranslation Collection: Athelstan ordering publication of the scriptures translated into Anglo-Saxon, 930s (1793)

Athelstan ordering publication of the scriptures translated into Anglo-Saxon, 930s (1793)
Athelstan ordering the scriptures to be made public after having had them translated into the Anglo-Saxon language, 930s (1793). From Ashburtons History of England, by Charles Alfred Ashburton. [W

Background imageTranslation Collection: The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, c1890. Artist: Newton & Co

The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, c1890. Artist: Newton & Co
The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, c1890. The Rosetta Stone is a basalt slab inscribed with a decree of the Pharaoh Ptolemy Epiphanes (Ptolemy V) (205-180 BC) in three languages; Greek

Background imageTranslation Collection: Hexaglot travellers dictionary, 1541, (1901). Artist: Melchiorre Sessa

Hexaglot travellers dictionary, 1541, (1901). Artist: Melchiorre Sessa
Hexaglot travellers dictionary, 1541, (1901). Title page and last page from a dictionary in six languages: Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, English, and Deutch (German)

Background imageTranslation Collection: An extract from the original manuscript of Popes translation of Homer, 18th century, (1840)

An extract from the original manuscript of Popes translation of Homer, 18th century, (1840). The extract contains the parting of Hector and Andromache

Background imageTranslation Collection: Richard Porson, English classical scholar, (1836). Artist: B Holl

Richard Porson, English classical scholar, (1836). Artist: B Holl
Richard Porson, English classical scholar, (1836). Porson (1759-1808) devoted himself to the accurate translation of Ancient Greek texts

Background imageTranslation Collection: John Wycliffe, 14th century English theologian and religious reformer, (c1850)

John Wycliffe, 14th century English theologian and religious reformer, (c1850). Wycliffe (c1329-1384) embarked on a translation of the Bible into English in order to bypass the established Church

Background imageTranslation Collection: Letter from Dr Samuel Johnson to Warren Hastings, 29th January 1781. Artist: Dr Samuel Johnson

Letter from Dr Samuel Johnson to Warren Hastings, 29th January 1781. Artist: Dr Samuel Johnson
Letter from Dr Samuel Johnson to Warren Hastings, 29th January 1781. Letter from Johnson to Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal

Background imageTranslation Collection: St Jerome, mid 15th century. Artist: Fra Angelico

St Jerome, mid 15th century. Artist: Fra Angelico
St Jerome, mid 15th century. Born Eusebius Hieronymus Sophronius, St Jerome (c342-420) was a leading father of the Christian church

Background imageTranslation Collection: Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. Artist: GH Adcock

Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. Artist: GH Adcock
Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. By deciphering the Rosetta Stone, Young (1773-1829) made possible the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Background imageTranslation Collection: Henry VIII being presented with Cranmers Bible, 1540 (1824)

Henry VIII being presented with Cranmers Bible, 1540 (1824)
Henry VIII being presented with Cranmers Bible, the first authorised edition of the Bible in English, 1540 (1824)

Background imageTranslation Collection: Page from Wycliffes translation of the Bible into English, c1400

Page from Wycliffes translation of the Bible into English, c1400. The bygynynge of ye gospel of Jesus Christ ye sone of God (St Marks gospel)

Background imageTranslation Collection: First page of St Matthews Gospel from William Tyndales English New Testament, 1525

First page of St Matthews Gospel from William Tyndales English New Testament, 1525. Tyndale (c1494-1536) set out to translate the Bible into common English

Background imageTranslation Collection: Scenes from the life of St Jerome, from the Bible of Charles the Bald, 9th century

Scenes from the life of St Jerome, from the Bible of Charles the Bald, 9th century. Top: Jerome (c342-420) leaves Rome for Jerusalem to take Hebrew lessons; centre

Background imageTranslation Collection: Jean Francois Champollion, French historian, linguist and Egyptologist, 19th century

Jean Francois Champollion, French historian, linguist and Egyptologist, 19th century. Champollion (1790-1832) is regarded as the founder of scientific Egyptology

Background imageTranslation Collection: The Rosetta Stone, 196 BC

The Rosetta Stone, 196 BC. A basalt slab inscribed with a decree of the Pharaoh Ptolemy Epiphanes (Ptolemy V) (205-180 BC) in three languages; Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic script

Background imageTranslation Collection: Thomas Young (1773-1829), English physicist and Egyptologist

Thomas Young (1773-1829), English physicist and Egyptologist. By deciphering the Rosetta Stone, Young made possible the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Background imageTranslation Collection: Title page of Luthers translation of the Old Testament, 1534

Title page of Luthers translation of the Old Testament, 1534
Title page of Luthers translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into German, 1534. Martin Luther (1483-1546) German religious reformer

Background imageTranslation Collection: John Wycliffe, 14th century English religious reformer, 1882

John Wycliffe, 14th century English religious reformer, 1882. Wycliffe (c1329-1384) embarked on a translation of the Bible into English in order to bypass the established Church


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