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Thomas Young made great advances, especially with the demotic text, but it was Jean-Fran ois Champollion who made the final breakthrough in The cracjing and the book were designed to put the Rosetta Stone into context and describe what role various scripts played in Egyptian culture, and the book does so very well.
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It begins with a long formal encomium to the king of the time, followed by a hodge-podge list of his good deeds tax relief, public works, military exploits, defeat of foreign invaders, and suppression of local rebellionsand goes on to declare that the priests will erect a statue of the king in every temple of Egypt and pay elaborate service to the statues in his honor.
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Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment
See all 3 reviews. The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment R. It also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond, for example, the relationship between hieroglyphs and art, the social prestige of literacy, and the practical aspects of writing scibal exquipment and training.
This book was written as an accompanying extract to a British Museum exhibit celebrating the bicentenary of its discovery, and accurately presents the important Rosetta Stone. Further Codes to Crack. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Chris marked it as to-read Dec 07, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
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Want to Read saving…. Buy the selected items together This item: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Rlsalvati rated it liked it Oct 05, In so doing he cracked much more than two Egyptian scripts: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The first chapter is about the stone and the decipherment process, but cracjing doesn’t dedicate all that much space to Champollion’s cracking of the code, despite hitting all the most important points.
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Robin marked it as to-read Oct 14, Account Options Sign in. Geoff rated it liked it Sep 14, Irena marked it as to-read Nov 21, H A rated it liked it Jul 29, The other chapters describe the basic workings of hieroglyphic writing, various quirks in how hieroglyphs were used, and the other scripts that Egyptians created. Please try again later. The Rosetta Stone was abd become one of the most famous Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as an instantly recognizable icon of script and cracknig.
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Inwhile Napoleon’s troops battled the fierce Mamelukes in Egypt’s Western Delta, a French engineer discovered a giant granite slab that contained strange symbols and Greek letters. Would you like to tell us rosetya a lower price?
Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Sep 23, Parkinson’s essays on the importance of writing to human civilization and the birth of Egyptology are equally insightful. Showing of 3 reviews. A brief description of other decipherments is also given, drawing on examples such as Linear B and Meroitic—a language which remains to be read.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? University of California PressJan 1, – History – pages. The Decipherment of the Rosetta Stone.