By: Robert Silverberg
New York, Holt Rinehart Winston: 1966
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 229300
Binding: Hardcover (Printed Boards)
Condition: Good Condition
Holt Library Edition. Filled with the excitement of archaeological discovery and a wealth of history and adventure, "To the Rock of Darius" is the fascinating life story of Henry Rawlinson - soldier, diplomat, politician - but most importantly, the man primarily responsible for the decipherment of cuneiform, man's oldest known form of handwriting. For centuries, the peculiar wedge-shaped forms had defied the full-time efforts of scholars all over the world. Rawlinson's brilliant decipherment revealed the meaning of texts that were the beginning of recorded history. 218 pages. Quantity ... View More...