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    DescriptionWhat does the Rosetta Stone tell us about the past? What treasures of Egyptian literature can now be read, thanks to its decipherment? What does it tell us about the history of writing and the story of our own alphabets? How do decipherments work and how can we know if they are right? Who owns the Rosetta Stone and what happens if we start to return pieces of the past to countries who claim them? These are some of the fascinating questions which are explored in this introduction to one of the true Wonders of the World.

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    The Rosetta Stone
    And the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Ray, By (author) Dominique Valbelle, By (author) Robert Sole
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861973399
    ISBN 10: 186197339X

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HDD, HBJH
    DC22: 932
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w illustrations
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    10 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Ray is a Professor of Egyptology at Cambridge and a fellow of the British Academy. His Reflections of Osiris: Lives from Ancient Egypt is also published by Profile.
    Review quote
    "'[Ray] successfully captures the West's fascination with Egypt. Always the master of his subject, he entertains rather than lectures.' Sunday Times 'Highly readable...Professor Ray takes us on an ancient journey from this sunset of the ancient Egyptian world.' BBC History Magazine 'With personal anecdotes and a pithy way with historical narrative...[Ray] entirely succeeds in claiming the Rosetta Stone as a wonder of the world.' Herald"