Rosetta Stone and the Rock at Behunistan
Date: 25 Jan 1995 13:46:46 -0500 From: Daniel J. Steinkamp Subject: Math History Dr. Math, I am in a mathematics history class and I am looking for any information relating to the Rosetta Stone used in Egypt. I also need info on the Rock at Behunistan, of the Babylonians. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you. Daniel J. Steinkamp
Date: 25 Jan 1995 15:50:10 -0500 From: Dr. Ken Subject: Re: Math History Hello there! I did some digging in our library's catalog, and I came up with a few items that may interest you. Here are their records. AUTHOR Muller, Wilhelm Max, 1862-1919. TITLE Egyptological researches ... by W. Max Muller. PUBLISHER Washington, D. C. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906-20. DESCRIPT 3 v. front. (v.3, port.) illus., plates (part col., part fold.) 30 cm x 24 cm. CONTENTS v.1. Results of a journey in 1904.--v.2. Results of a journey in 1906.--v.3. The bilingual [hieroglyphic and demotic] decrees of Philae [ed. by H. F. Lutz] SUBJECT Geography, Ancient. Rosetta stone. Egypt --Antiquities. Egypt --History, Ancient --Sources. Philae Island. Egyptian language --Inscriptions. SERIES Carnegie Institution of Washington publication 53. NOTE "The 'first' bilingual decree of Philae ... is a modified copy of the famous decree of Rosetta."--v.3, p.3. ALT. ENTRY Lutz, Henry Frederick, 1886- AUTHOR Honour, Alan. TITLE The man who could read stones; Champollion and the Rosetta Stone. Illustrated by Anthony Aviles. EDITION [1st ed.] PUBLISHER New York, Hawthorn Books  DESCRIPT 190 p. illus. 22 cm. SUBJECT Champollion, Jean Francois, 1790-1832 --Juvenile literature. Egyptology --Juvenile literature. NOTE Bibliography: p. 183-284. AUTHOR Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934. TITLE The Rosetta stone in the British Museum: the Greek, demotic, and hieroglyphic texts of the decree inscribed on the Rosetta stone conferring additional honours on Ptolemy V Epiphanes (203-181 B. C.) with English translations and a short history of the decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, and an appendix containing translations of the stelae of San (Tanis) and Tall al-Maskhutah / by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge ... with twenty-three plates. PUBLISHER London [etc.] : The Religious tract society,  DESCRIPT viii, -325 p. : front., 1 illus., xxii pl.(incl. ports. facsim.) ; 22 cm. SUBJECT Rosetta stone. Egyptian language. NOTE Bibliography: p. -316. AUTHOR Nissen, Hans Jorg. TITLE Archaic bookkeeping : early writing and techniques of economic administration in the ancient Near East / Hans J. Nissen, Peter Damerow, Robert K. Englund ; translated by Paul Larsen. PUBLISHER Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, c1993. DESCRIPT xi, 169 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. SUBJECT Sumerian language --Texts --Exhibitions. Economic history --To 500 --Exhibitions. Mathematics, Babylonian --Exhibitions. NOTE "Originally published as Fruhe Schrift und Techniken der Wirtschaftsverwaltung im alten Vorderen Orient: Informationsspeicherung und -verarbeitung vor 5000 Jahren"--CIP verso t.p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-165) and index. ISBN 0226586596 (alk. paper) ALT. ENTRY Nissen, Hans Jorg. Fruhe Schrift und Techniken der Wirtschaftsverwaltung im alten Vorderen Orient. English. Damerow, Peter. Englund, Robert K. AUTHOR Neugebauer, O. (Otto), 1899- ed. TITLE Mathematical cuneiform texts, edited by O. Neugebauer and A. Sachs; with a chapter by A. Goetze. PUBLISHER New Haven, Conn., Pub. jointly by the American Oriental Society and the American Schools of Oriental Research, 1945. DESCRIPT x, 177 p. illus., 49 pl. on 36 l., diagrs. / 28 X 22 cm. SUBJECT Mathematics, Babylonian. Akkadian language --Texts. SERIES American oriental series, v. 29. NOTE Bibliography: p. 152-156. ALT. ENTRY Sachs, Abraham Joseph, 1914- joint ed. Gotze, Albrecht, 1897- American Schools of Oriental Research. AUTHOR Waerden, B. L. van der (Bartel Leendert), 1903- TITLE Science awakening. PUBLISHER New York : Oxford University Press, 1971. DESCRIPT v. : illus. ; 26 cm. SUBJECT Mathematics, Babylonian. Mathematics, Greek. Astronomy, Ancient. Mathematics, Egyptian. NOTE Vol. II, by Bartel L. van der Waerden, with contributions by Peter Huber, is subtitled: the Birth of astronomy. Errata slip inserted in vol. 2. Vol. I., 3d ed., English translation by Arnold Deresden, with additions of the author, gives an outline of the development of mathematics in Egypt, Babylon, and Greece. ALT. ENTRY Huber, Peter, joint author. I hope this helps you! -Ken "Dr." Math
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