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Odyssey; Key to the Land of Silence


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Key to the Land of Silence
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Series Description

Anthropology and archaeology series of 27 programs over two seasons. Series release date: 1980

Program Description

The Rosetta Stone's hieroglyphics de-coded, unlocking the mysteries of the ancient Egyptian language. In this Egyptian wall painting (1420 B.C.), scribes record the harvest while laborers measure the grain. Much about life in ancient Egypt as recorded in the hieroglyphs had been a mystery until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Odyssey; Key to the Land of Silence,” 06/17/1980, GBH Archives, accessed June 19, 2024,
MLA: “Odyssey; Key to the Land of Silence.” 06/17/1980. GBH Archives. Web. June 19, 2024. <>.
APA: Odyssey; Key to the Land of Silence. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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