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What is the Rosette Stone?

Rosette StoneIn 1822, the French Egyptology succeeded in deciphering the hieroglyphics. On a stone found by the French officer in The Rosette (Nile delta, Egypt), there was a Greek inscription in the lower part, while there were two texts with Egyptian characters over it. The comparison between the Greek text and the Egyptian characters eventually led to the decipherable of the hieroglyphics.

The deciphering of the hieroglyphics

The deciphering of the hieroglyphs goes back to the French Egyptology (1790-1832) in 1822.

After a long time of experimentation, he succeeded in deciphering the Egyptian signs with the help of the stone of Rosetta, also a stone of the rosette. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Historical

 

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