In his quest to conquer the Orient in the late 1700s, Napoleon Bonaparte led the French army into Egypt, hoping to wrest its valuable resources from the British and pave the way east. He took with him 160 of France's most notable scholars, artists and engravers in order to document the natural and historical record of the region, and though the French army eventually suffered a resounding defeat at the hands of the British, the scholars'... More >>>