Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon


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.

Author: Lesley Adkins
ISBN: 9780007129003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Published Year: 2004
Language: English


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Weight 0.39 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.9 × 3.2 cm