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ISBN: 0007173954 / ISBN-13: 9780007173952

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 ... Show synopsis

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

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

    Trade paperback, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    2003
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0007173954
    ISBN-13: 9780007173952

    How 19th-century soldier, adventurer and scholar Henry Rawlinson deciphered cuneiform, the world's earliest writing, and rediscovered Iraq's ancient civilizations. This is the exciting, true adventure story of Henry Rawlinson, a fearless soldier, sportsman and explorer. From 1827 he spent twenty-five years in India, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. A brilliant linguist, fascinated by history, he became obsessed with cuneiform, the world's earliest writing. An immense inscription on a sheer rock face at Bisitun in Iran was the ... Show more

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