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Festival of Science Book Club
In honor of the Festival of Science theme “Pyramids to the Peaks”, we will be discussing The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone by Edward Dolnick.
The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world, attracting millions of visitors to the British museum every year, and yet most people don’t really know what it is. Discovered in a pile of rubble in 1799, this slab of stone proved to be the key to unlocking a lost language that baffled scholars for centuries.
Carved in ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone carried the same message in different languages—in Greek using Greek letters, and in Egyptian usingView more
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