By John Orna-Ornstein
Common font archaeology should be defined because the research of every thing some time past. humans, animals, crops, climate, struggle, peace, meals, garments, paintings, structure, ideals and ideas - you identify it, and a few archaeologists, someplace, are learning it. they are on their knees in a muddy trench painstakingly uncovering a pot, or a few human bones. they're working the main cutting-edge laptop gear, CAT scanners and electron scanning microscopes or they are surveying the floor from planes. they are in a museum, rigorously cataloguing the main worthy - or usual! - relics of the earlier. This booklet goals to show the significance, the diversity and the thrill of archaeology.
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It records payments of barley to 200 workmen. This Greek coin is about 2,500 years old. The words on it read 'I am the badge of Phanes'. This suggests that many people who used coins like this could read. CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832) For many centuries visitors to Egypt were puzzled by the strange picture writing that they found on monuments and tombs. In 1799 a slab of dark stone was found near Rosetta (modern Rashid). The 'Rosetta Stone' became famous because in 1822 it enabled a young Frenchman, Jean Francois Champollion, to unravel the mystery of hieroglyphic writing.
This papyrus belonged to a man called Panedjem (about 990-960 BC). This cuneiform tablet was written between 2,350 and 2,250 BC. It records payments of barley to 200 workmen. This Greek coin is about 2,500 years old. The words on it read 'I am the badge of Phanes'. This suggests that many people who used coins like this could read. CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832) For many centuries visitors to Egypt were puzzled by the strange picture writing that they found on monuments and tombs. In 1799 a slab of dark stone was found near Rosetta (modern Rashid).
Archaeology: Discovering the Past by John Orna-Ornstein