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A group of French savants huddle together at the top of a column, while a band of Bedouin Arabs set fire to it below; exaggerating the troubled experience of the accompanying 'Commission des Sciences et des Arts' during Napoléon's invasion of Egypt. Coloured etching by J. Gillray after himself, 1799.

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Siege de la colonne de Pompée. Science in the pillory. Etched by Js. Gillray, from the original intercepted drawing ...

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A group of French savants huddle together at the top of a column, while a band of Bedouin Arabs set fire to it below; exaggerating the troubled experience of the accompanying 'Commission des Sciences et des Arts' during Napoléon's invasion of Egypt. Coloured etching by J. Gillray after himself, 1799. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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