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The Rosetta Stone

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Great Egyptologist's fascinating account of the discovery of the linguistic keystone that enabled scholars to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; implications for biblical scholarship, history of ancient Near East, much more. Clear, concise, accessible to layman. 23 photographs. Bibliography.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Dover Publications (first published December 12th 1976)
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"The Rosetta Stone" is a very educational and interesting book. It delves into the history and meaning of the Rosetta Stone from an academic and analytical point of view. I highly recommend it for all of you fellow language and/or history nerds out there.
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Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.
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