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

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  • Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Lesley Adkins

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

    Hardcover, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    2003
    448 pages

    ISBN: 0007128991
    ISBN-13: 9780007128990

    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 ... Show more

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