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Reading the past; the story of deciphering ancient languages

Author: Leonard Cottrell
Publisher: New York, Crowell-Collier Press [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author tells how three ancient languages- Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Babylonian Cuneiform, and Cretan Linear B. - came to be deciphered.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cottrell, Leonard.
Reading the past.
New York, Crowell-Collier Press [1971]
(OCoLC)654306265
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Cottrell
OCLC Number: 205238
Description: viii, 182 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Man's most brilliant invention --
Egypt --
known and unknown --
Thomas Young, the pioneer --
The great Champollion --
The birth of Egyptian writing --
What the ancient Egyptian writings tell us --
The Mystery of cuneiform --
Grotefend's breakthrough --
Rawlinson and the Behistun Rock --
A lost world revealed --
I & II --
A schoolboy decides --
The mystery deepens --
The challenge of Linear B --
Triumph and tragedy --
Was it worth it? --
Summing up.
Responsibility: [by] Leonard Cottrell.

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The author tells how three ancient languages- Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Babylonian Cuneiform, and Cretan Linear B. - came to be deciphered.

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