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The Keys of Egypt : The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs

By: Adkins, Lesley + Roy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Collins: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16050034

ISBN: 0006531458

Condition: Near Fine


335 pages. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs and statues, all covered with hieroglyphs - the last remnants of an unreadable script and a language lost in time. On their return, Egyptomania spread rapidly and the quest to decipher hieroglyphs began in earnest: fame and fortune awaited the scholar who succeeded. Jean-Francois Champollion, the brilliant son of an impoverished bookseller, was obsessed with ancient languages from a very young age, and once ... View more info

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The Keys of Egypt : The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs

By: Adkins, Lesley + Roy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Collins: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19030161

ISBN: 0006531458

Condition: Very Good


335 pages. Covers have light creasing. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs and statues, all covered with hieroglyphs - the last remnants of an unreadable script and a language lost in time. On their return, Egyptomania spread rapidly and the quest to decipher hieroglyphs began in earnest: fame and fortune awaited the scholar who succeeded. Jean-Francois Champollion, the brilliant son of an impoverished bookseller, was obsessed with ancient languages from a very young age, and once he he... View more info