Riddle of the Rosetta Stone

Riddle of the Rosetta Stone


"Until the Rosetta Stone was finally translated and the decoding of hieroglyphic writing made possible, much of Egyptian history was lost. The author has done a masterful job of distilling information, citing the highlights, and fitting it all together in an interesting and enlightening look at a puzzling subject." -H. "The social and intellectual history here are fascinating. A handsome, inspiring book." -K. Notable Children's Books of 1991 (ALA) Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress) 100 Books for Reading and Sharing (NY Public Library) Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award

Authors: Giblin, James Cross Tobin, Patricia Illustrator

Language: English | Copyright: 1992

Vocabulary Words

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  • cartouche
  • equivalents
  • insoluble
  • procured
  • bookseller
  • simplified
  • swarthy
  • respectively
  • basalt
  • mystical

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