Riddle of the Rosetta Stone

Author: James Cross Giblin
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Description from Amazon.com: [Editor's Review] "Until the Rosetta Stone was finally translated and the decoding of hieroglyphic writing made possible, much of Egyptian history was lost. The author has done a masterful job of distilling information, citing the highlights, and fitting it all together in an interesting and enlightening look at a puzzling subject." —H. "The social and intellectual history here are fascinating. A handsome, inspiring book." —K. Notable Children's Books of 1991 (ALA)Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)100 Books for Reading and Sharing (NY Public... [more at Amazon link below]
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