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The Middle East as Seen Through Foreign Eyes

Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

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Explore the real historical relationships between Europe and the Middle East, which have involved not only conquest, but also commerce in goods, technology, and learning. Focus in on the transmission, loss, and rediscovery of knowledge about the remote antiquity of the Middle East.

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Rosetta Stone

After the British helped drive the French armies out of Egypt, the Rosetta Stone was among the trophies of victory. It is now displayed in the British Museum, where visitors are provoked to ask who, if anybody, owns this key to the heritage of ancient Egypt. [IMAGE GALLERY]

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The Middle East as Seen Through Foreign Eyes » Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

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