Describes how the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
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Before the Rosetta Stone was found, Egyptian history was lost to the world. The only clues were the mysterious picture writings that adorned temples and pyramids. For hundreds of years, scholars struggled to decipher these hieroglyphs. Then, in 1799, soldiers in Napoleon's army stumbled on the Rosetta Stone.About the Author:
James Cross Giblin is the author of eighteen books for young readers, many of which have received awards and honors. Twelve of his titles, most recently Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero and When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association. In 1996 he received the Washington Post--Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for his body of work. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1990. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0690047991
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1990. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0690047991