A great Adventure

 

A great Adventure

The oldest graphic inscriptions go back some 50 000 years. However it was only 5 300 years ago that mankind transposed his thoughts into signs that fixed his words, enabling him to communicate in a permanent fashion with his fellow beings.
The invention of script is threefold ; intellectual, political and social. The consequences are immense : writing enables mankind to have a privileged relationship with the gods, knowledge of the surrounding world; it gives power to control, enables the transmission of knowledge, the exchange of goods. In more recent times writing has allowed the individual to obtain information, express their ideas, their feelings.

The Museum of Writing takes the visitor on a journey following Champollion’s footsteps that gives them the opportunity to take part in the adventure of the written word and consider its place in our future world.