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Discovery at Rosetta - Revealing Ancient Egypt (Paperback) Loot Price: R346
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Discovery at Rosetta - Revealing Ancient Egypt (Paperback): Jonathan Downs

Discovery at Rosetta - Revealing Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

Jonathan Downs

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In 1798, young French general Napoleon Bonaparte entered Egypt with a veteran army and a specialist group of savants-scientists, engineers, and artists-his aim being not just conquest, but the rediscovery of the lost Nile kingdom. A year later, in the ruins of an old fort in the small port of Rosetta, the savants made a startling discovery: a large, flat stone, inscribed in Greek, demotic Egyptian, and ancient hieroglyphics. This was the Rosetta Stone, key to the two-thousand-year mystery of hieroglyphs, and to Egypt itself. Two years later, French forces retreated before the English and Ottoman armies, but would not give up the stone. Caught between the opposing generals at the siege of Alexandria, British special agents went in to find the Rosetta Stone, rescue the French savants, and secure a fragile peace treaty. Discovery at Rosetta uses French, Egyptian, and English eyewitness accounts to tell the complete story of the discovery, decipherment, and capture of the Rosetta Stone, investigating the rivalries and politics of the time, and the fate of the stone today.

General

Imprint: The American University In Cairo Press
Country of origin: Egypt
Release date: February 2020
Authors: Jonathan Downs
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-977-416-926-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology > Egyptian archaeology
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 977-416-926-3
Barcode: 9789774169267

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