The Keys Of Egypt. The Race To Read The Hieroglyphs.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. [xii] + 335 pp. Bound in brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A little browning of pages, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white plates, including 2 maps. Decorated by publisher's device on title page and by hieroglyph chapter headings. The story of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, featuring the Rosetta Stone and the work of Thomas Young (1773-1829) and Jean-Fran?ois Champollion (1790-1832). By husband and wife field archaeologists, Lesley (b.1955) and Roy (b.1951) Adkins.
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