The Rosetta Stone

    SKU: cmc50215

    £5.00 Members' price *


    A companion guide to the Rosetta Stone - one of the British Museum's most famous objects.

    The Rosetta Stone contains a decree written three times in Greek, Demotic and hieroglyphic that provided the key to the mysterious hieroglyphic script of Ancient Egypt, and opened up 3,000 years of that country's history and culture.

    This book tells the fascinating story of one of archaeology's icons, from its creation in the 2nd century BC, to its discovery in 1799 during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, to the subsequent race to decipher its hieroglyphic text.

    Undertaken by two brilliant scholars - the Frenchman Jean-Francois Champollion, and the English physicist Thomas Young - it was the former who eventually succeeded in making the crucial breakthrough.

    Today the Rosetta Stone stands in the Museum as an enduring symbol of human understanding and communication through the ages.


    Product code: cmc50215
    Price category: Under £10
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Title: The Rosetta Stone
    Subtitle: Objects in Focus
    Author: Richard Parkinson
    ISBN: 9780714150215
    Number of pages: 64
    Size: 210x147mm
    llustrations: 22 colour and 3 b/w
    Weight: 0.161kg
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