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"Lesley and Roy Adkins have written a classic." -- The Mail on Sunday (London)
"Of wide interest to students of ancient history and cryptology and to anyone who enjoys a bookish detective story." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The Keys of Egypt is a worthy tribute to the man who named--and unlocked--the Valley of the Kings." -- Daily Mail (London)
"The authors have done great service to Champollion. Their biography is graphic, gripping and a great read." -- Birmingham Post
...a dramatic scientific quest... -- Publishers Weekly
A ripping tale of obsession and rivalry. -- The Sunday Telegraph (London)
A riveting account of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs. -- New Scientist
Champollion's achievement...is laid out lucidly in this thrilling account by husband-and-wife historians Lesley and Roy Adkins. -- Michael Browning, Palm Beach Post
The reviewer below has really summed up this book well, but it's worth reinforcing those views. This book is full of color, action, excitement, sadness, and lots of information... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004
I read this book in one long sitting which speaks to how fluid the writing and how absorbing the material is. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002 by M. H. Bayliss
This is wonderfully informative and entertaining book. While being a very good biography of Mr. Champollion, it also brings vividly to life a whole era of French history from... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002 by Claus Hetting