The Keys of Egypt

Geisteswissenschaften / Archäologie / Hieroglyphen


Adkins, Lesley
The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs

Signatur: A009-B102-D001-A004;
Buchart: Hardcover
Verlag: Harper Collins Publishers, London (Großbritannien)
Veröffentlichung: 2022
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 335
Format:
Größe (HxBXT): 22,4 x 14,2 cm x 3,5 cm
ISBN 13: 978-0002-57091-6
The Keys of Egypt
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Inhaltsverzeichnis:
0. The Beginning of Time; 0. List of illustrations; 1. The Land of Egypt; 2. The Pupil; 3. The City; 4. The Teacher; 5. The Physician; 6. Cleopatra; 7. An Acquaintance of the King; 8. Master of Secrets; 9. The Translator; 10. …Who Gave Words and Script

1. Further Reading; 2. Index

Kurzbeschreibung:
Buch über das Rennen zur Entschlüsselung der Hieroglyphenschrift

Textpassagen (Auszüge):
"When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798. his troops and find ancient temples, tombs and statues, all covered with hieroglyphs - the last remnants of a language lost in time. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone raised hopes that the mystery of hieroglyphic writing could be solved, and as Egyptomania spread throughout Europe the quest to decipher hieroglyphs began in earnest: fame and fortune awaited the scholar who suceeded. In rural France Jean-Francois Champollion, the brilliant son of an impoverished bookseller, was obsessed from childhood with unravelling the origins of mankind. [...]"