Title Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone And Decipherment.
Book Condition Softcover. Very good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher University of California Press, Berkeley: 1999.
0520222482 / 9780520222489
Seller ID 11381X1
Tells the story of the Stone's discovery and the so-called battle of he decipherers which it inspired. Published to accompany a major Exhibition at the British Museum celebrating the bicentenary of the Stone's discovery, and including a selective catalogue of the exhibits, this book also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Language, Linguistics, Rosetta Stone, Antiquities, Egypt, Napoleon I, Richard Parkinson, Hieroglyphics, Demotic Greek, Ancient Greek, Thebes, Papyri, Middle Kingdom, Archaeology, Scripts).