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Empires of the plain : Henry Rawlinson and the lost languages of Babylon

Author: Lesley Adkins
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of nineteenth-century archaeologist and explorer Henry Rawlinson, describing his ascent of western Iran mountains, where he deciphered ancient carvings that were key to understanding cuneiform scripts and languages.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Henry Rawlinson, Sir; Henry Rawlinson, Sir; Henry Creswicke Rawlinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Adkins
ISBN: 0312330022 9780312330026
OCLC Number: 55939591
Description: xxiii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Into India --
From Poona to Panwell --
In the service of the Shah --
The Cuneiform conundrum --
Discovering Darius --
Bewitched by Bisitun --
Royal societies --
An Afghan adventure --
Back to Baghdad --
Introduction to Layard --
Old Persian published --
Nimrud, Niffer and Nineveh --
An Irish intruder --
Battling with a Babylonian --
A brief encounter --
Celebrity --
Rivals --
Magic at Borsippa --
The final test : digging down to Babylon.
Responsibility: Lesley Adkins.
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Chronicles the life of nineteenth-century archaeologist and explorer Henry Rawlinson, describing his ascent of western Iran mountains, where he deciphered ancient carvings that were key to understanding cuneiform scripts and languages.

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