The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic.
The ancient Looking for friends in Pueblo on the Rosetta Stone told archaeologists that it was inscribed by priests honoring the king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, in the second century B. More startlingly, the Greek passage announced that the three scripts were all of identical meaning.
When Napoleon, an emperor known for his enlightened view of education, art and culture, invaded Egypt inhe took along a group of scholars and told them to seize all important cultural artifacts for France.
When the British defeated Napoleon inthey took possession of the Rosetta Stone. Several scholars, including Englishman Thomas Young made progress with the initial hieroglyphics analysis of the Rosetta Stone.
French Egyptologist Jean-Francois Champollionwho had taught himself ancient languages, ultimately cracked the divorced dating New York NY and deciphered the hieroglyphics using his knowledge of Greek as a guide. Hieroglyphics used pictures to represent objects, sounds and groups of sounds. Once the Rosetta Stone inscriptions were translated, the language and culture of ancient Egypt was suddenly open to scientists as never before.
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