The Rosetta Stone: And the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt - Wonders of the World (Paperback)

by John Ray, Dominique Valbelle, Robert Sole

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What does the Rosetta Stone tell us about the past? What treasures of Egyptian literature can now be read, thanks to its decipherment? What does it tell us about the history of writing and the story of our own alphabets? How do decipherments work and how can we know if they are right? Who owns the Rosetta Stone and what happens if we start to return pieces of the past to countries who claim them? These are some of the fascinating questions which are explored in this introduction to one of the true Wonders of the World.

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Published
10/07/2008

Publisher
Profile Books Ltd

ISBN
9781861973399


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