The Riddle Of The Rosetta Stone by James Cross Giblin

The Riddle Of The Rosetta Stone

byJames Cross Giblin

Paperback | February 28, 1993

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Decipher the history of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with this enlightening account of the discovery and translation of the Rosetta Stone. Packed with illustrations, engravings, and historical photographs, The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone is an informative yet accessible overview perfect for aspiring young Egyptologists, kids interested in archaeology, and students in grades 3 to 7.

This ALA Notable Children's Book also includes excerpts from the translated text of the Rosetta Stone and a bibliography with suggestions for further reading, making it an ideal starting point for Ancient Egyptian research and reports.

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James Cross Giblin is the author of eighteenbooks for young readers, many of which have received awards and honors.Twelve of his titles, most recently Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero and When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association.In 1996 he receiv...
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Title:The Riddle Of The Rosetta StoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461378

ISBN - 13:9780064461375

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Before the Rosetta Stone was found, Egyptian history was lost to the world. The only clues were the mysterious picture writings that adorned temples and pyramids. For hundreds of years, scholars struggled to decipher these hieroglyphs. Then, in 1799, soldiers in Napoleon's army stumbled on the Rosetta Stone.