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Nov
4th
2019

Rosetta Rock: Key to Ancient Egyptian Composing

Rosetta Rock: Key to Ancient Egyptian Composing

The “Rosetta Stone” — that has been found in mid-July 1799 during construction of the fort by a French armed forces expedition at town of Rashid (ancient Rosetta) — contains text printed in Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic (a written script employed by the Egyptians involving the seventh century B.C. therefore the 5th century) and ancient greek language.

Because ancient greek language was indeed deciphered at the time of the Rosetta rock’s finding, boffins were sooner or later in a position to decipher one other two unknown scripts, which included the exact same text. It absolutely was found that the writing regarding the stone had been a decree printed in the 12 months 196 B.C., throughout the reign of pharaoh Ptolemy V. READ MORE

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