Riddle of the Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egypt

Riddle of the Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancien...


"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

Author: Giblin, James Cross

Language: English | Copyright: 1992 |

Vocabulary Words

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  • cartouche
  • insoluble
  • simplified
  • bookseller
  • procured
  • swarthy
  • chronicles
  • painstaking
  • reconciled

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