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Read the excerpt from the riddle of the rosetta stone, by james cross giblin. young had learned to read before he was two, and by the age of twenty had mastered a dozen foreign languages including arabic, persian, and turkish. an inheritance from an uncle left him free to pursue his scientific interests. at various times, young studied the habits of spiders, the surface features of the moon, and diseases of the chest. then, intrigued by the challenge of the rosetta stone, he put aside his other studies and concentrated on attempting to decipher the writing on it. young had read of de sacy's and akerblad's work in paris, and was determined to succeed where they had failed. the details in this excerpt hint that giblin has a

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