Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon

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From 1827 Henry Rawlinson, fearless soldier, sportsman and imperial adventurer of the first rank, spent twenty-five years in India, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of the East India Company. During this time he survived the dangers of disease and warfare, including the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War. A gifted linguist, fascinated by history and exploration, he became obsessed with cuneiform, the world's earliest writing. An immense inscription high on a sheer rock face at Bisitun in the mountains of western ...

Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon 2005, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312330026

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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon 2004, HarperPerennial, London

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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon 2003, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon 2003, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

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