Rosetta Stone: The Story of the Decoding of Egyptian Hieroglyphics

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In July 1799 a French officer serving in Bonaparte's army in Egypt made an interesting discovery. A granite slab unearthed near the small town of Rosetta bore texts in three different scripts - Greek, demotic Egyptian and hieroglyphs. For the first time there was a real hope of decoding Egyptian writing. The Stone was soon stolen from the French by the British Army and removed to the British Museum in London. Now began a remarkable and highly competitive intellectual adventure in which some of the best minds of the time ...

Rosetta Stone: The Story of the Decoding of Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2002, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781861973443

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Rosetta Stone: The Story of the Decoding of Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2001, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781861972323

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