The Rosetta Stone and the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt (Wonders of the World)
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The Rosetta Stone is one of the world's great wonders, attracting awed pilgrims by the tens of thousands each year. This book tells the Stone's story, from its discovery by Napoleon's expedition to Egypt to its current--and controversial-- status as the single most vis...more
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This book offers an explanation of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, its eventual home in the British Museum, the deciphering of the stone, the d ...more
The author makes the case that Young laid the founda ...more
This book is a lovely tour through history and biography, introducing the best characters of the Rosetta Stone's history. It also touches on a lot of other cryptographical excursions into history and how the lessons learned helped with hieroglyphics, too.
All in all, an entertaining and instructive read.
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