Discovery of the Rosetta Stone

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    On this day in history, July 15, 1799...

    French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard discovered the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian village of Rosetta during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta Stone contains a decree which was issued by King Ptolemy V during Ptolemaic dynasty. What made this stone remarkable wasn't the Pharaonic decree; it was the fact that the same decree had been recorded in three different languages: ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script, Demotic script, and also ancient Greek. It took Jean-François Champollion nearly 20 years to transcribe the stone, but once the work was completed, he had made a monumental discovery: ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics weren't ideograms as was previously theorized; they had, in fact, represented letters and syllables.

     

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