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Author Donoughue, Carol.
Title The mystery of the hieroglyphs : the story of the Rosetta stone and the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs / Carol Donoughue.
Pub Info New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Descript 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Audience 1030L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.1 1 1 64590
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 45) and index.
Summary Explains how the hieroglyphic writing system of the ancient Egyptians began and how the discovery of the Rosetta stone helped break its code.
Contents How the Egyptians wrote 4 -- How we know 12 -- The discovery of the Rosetta Stone 20 -- Thomas Young 24 -- Jean Francois Champollion 30 -- Success at last 32 -- Champollion goes to Egypt 34 -- Reading hieroglyphs 40.
Subject Rosetta stone -- Juvenile literature.
Rosetta stone.
Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic -- Juvenile literature.
Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic.
Egypt -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 0195215532 (lib ed.)
9780195215533 (lib ed.)
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