The linguist and the emperor


Napoleon and Champollion’ s quest to decipher the Rosetta Stone.

Recounts the dramatic story of the race between Napoleon and linguist Jean-Francois Champollion to break the code of the Rosetta Stone, from its discovery and the early efforts to secure it, to the impact the stone had on the lives of everyone who encountered it.


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Ballantine books

2004, gebonden met stofomslag, 272pp, fraai exemplaar, 21.5x15cm