1 edition of Dioses, Tumbas y Sabios found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||April 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
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In Ceram's book we learn who found the Rosetta stone and who finally broke the code. It was a masterpiece, made from a single great block of the finest yellow quartzite.
Ceram's unquenchable passion and unflagging enthusiasm for his field are quite contagious. It has additional excerpts from some of his other books on the Americas and the last of his books on the Hittites. Adventures tribute to the past. But I owe a lifelong interest to Ceram. The book is admittedly rather Dioses, but worth the time and energy. Its contents have made a lasting impression on me.
Furthermore, Ceram is no snobby academic--he is most delighted by significant contributions from non-traditional and amateur archaeologists. I read this book when I ws 10 - 12 yo. It brings the past to life in glowing color. I read this for my archeology class at Northfield Mount Hermon in my Junior year in 1973-74. When excavations in Egypt are performed by Egyptians, they are called "grave-robbers;" when done by Europeans they are "archaeologists.
Here he edited serial stories and crossword puzzles. Is it by books, is it by magic, Tumbas y Sabios it by your prophets, that you have learnt these things?
Provides a history, not only of our ancients, but of the men who traveled out to explore ruins and find cities and languages, both real and legendary.
Plus it totally counts as educational reading, and makes an impressive addition to any library. Published in 1949, this is an excellent examination of the early years of archaeological investigation and those men, for the most part amateurs, who initiated these quests. The book Tumbas y Sabios to give an account of the history of archaeology.
Similarly, I think he portrays the deciphering of ancient scripts hieroglyphics, cuneiform as the exciting activity that it must have been.
The museum gets 5 stars.
In Ceram's book we learn who found the Rosetta stone and who finally broke the code.