0007129009
Empires of the plain : Henry Rawlinson and the lost languages of Babylon / Lesley Adkins.
Cover
Author: Adkins, Lesley.
Publication year: 2004
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2004.
ISBN: 9780007129003 (pbk.) :
Description:
Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2003.
At Besitun there is a cliff face covered with a cuneiform inscription set up in 520 BC to record the exploits of the Persian king Darius the Great. In 1835, Henry Rawlinson began the perilous task of recording this inscription. This text tells the story behind the decipherment of cuneiform.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Physical Description:
xxiii, 424 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.

Availability

Loading...
Users who borrowed this title also borrowed
Other titles by the author
Similar titles

Language Language