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Synopsis:

The Rosetta Stone is the most visited single item in the British Museum, and one of the most famous monuments in the world. This book tells the amazing story of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, as well as the history behind the Stone from its creation in the 2nd century BC to its arrival in the British Museum. Elegantly designed, the book includes images placing the Stone in its historical context, and a full translation of the script on the Stone itself.

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ISBN:
9780714150215
Author:
Parkinson, R. B.
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Other:
British Museum Press
Other:
British Museum
Author:
Parkinson, Richard
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
African Languages (See Also Swahili)
Subject:
Egyptian language
Subject:
Writing, hieroglyphic
Subject:
Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-African Languages General
Series:
British Museum Objects in Focus
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.33x6.02x.18 in. .35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Rosetta Stone is the most visited single item in the British Museum, and one of the most famous monuments in the world. This book tells the amazing story of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, as well as the history behind the Stone from its creation in the 2nd century BC to its arrival in the British Museum. Elegantly designed, the book includes images placing the Stone in its historical context, and a full translation of the script on the Stone itself.
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