The Rosetta Stone

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Parkinson, Richard
British Museum Objects in Focus

Signatur: A009-B101-D001-A003
Buchart: Paperback
Verlag: The British Museum Press, London (Großbritannien)
Veröffentlichung: 2022
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 64
Format:
Größe (HxBXT): 21,0 x 14,7 cm x 0,6 cm
ISBN 13: 978-0-7141-5021-5
The Rosetta Stone
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Inhaltsverzeichnis:
1. The "most famous piece of rock in the world"; 2. The creation of the Rosetta Stone; 3. The loss of hieroglyphs; 4. The rediscovery of the Stone; 5. The decipherment of ancient Egypt; 6. A modern icon of understanding

1. Translation of the Demotic text of the Rosetta Stone by R.S. Simpson; 2. Notes; 3. Further reading; 4. Photographic credits

Kurzbeschreibung:
Short summary about the Rosetta Stone

Textpassagen (Auszüge):
"The "Rosetta Stone" is an irregular shaped slab of a dark stone, 112.3 cm tall, 75.7 wide, 28.4 thick, and weighing around 762 (fig. 1). This fragment of an ancient stela (an inscribed slab) became the key that unlocked for Europe the mysterious hieroglyphic script of ancient Egypt. [...]"