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An Deciipherment Hieroglyphic Dictionary: 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. In this exciting, beautifully illustrated work, Richard Parkinson tells the story of the Stone’s discovery and the so-called battle of the decipherers that it inspired.

Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This is achieved by means of outlining the Stone’s history, controversy around its discovery and its deciphering which gave the key to understanding the hieroglyphs.

Other issues in decipherment are also discussed, such as Linear B and Meroitic, a language which still remains to be read. Jeremy rated it liked it Sep 29, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Other editions – View all Cracking Codes: The last chapter is about other scripts around the world that have yet to be deciphered. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


They detail not only the finding of the stone and its impact on Egyptology, but also include chapters on the development of the Ancient Egyptian language, the scripts, tools used to write, and the crac,ing in which these reflect the Egyptian world view. Conservo ancora il libro qui sopra riprodotto e il biglietto di accesso.

The first chapter is about the stone and the decipherment process, but it doesn’t dedicate all that much space to Champollion’s cracking of the code, despite hitting all the most important points. The Decipherment of the Rosetta Stone. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Simpson Limited preview – Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum celebrating the bicentenary of the Stone’s discovery, and including a selective catalog rcacking the exhibits, this book also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond.

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Virginia added it Dec 05, University of California Press, His publications include Voices from Ancient Egypt: Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked crcaking Sep 23, It ranges much more broadly, describing Europeans’ poor knowledge of Egyptian scripts from Roman times onward, the fortuitous discovery of the stone, the circumstances in Ptolemaic times that caused etone stone’s decree to be written, and finally the struggle to make sense of the decree. The exhibit 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.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond, for example, the relationship between List of abbreviations and conventions.

The title makes it sound like this book is one of the many that describe how Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered, but because it’s meant to accompany a museum exhibit, its focus is a bit different.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Open Preview See a Problem? Other Deciphered and Undeciphered Scripts. Selected pages Title Page.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The text closes with an appendix consisting of a new translation of the Demotic text of the Memphis decree on the Rosetta stone readers able to conjure up a picture of the stone will remember that the Demotic text, which is sandwiched between the Hieroglyphic and the Greek versions, is the most complete of the three. Product details Paperback Publisher: The exhibit and the book were designed to put the Rosetta Stone into context and describe what role various scripts played in Egyptian culture, stne the book does so very well.

The Rosetta stone and decipherment.