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200-year Anniversary of Deciphering the Rosetta Stone

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Tuesday, 27 09 2022

35 miles east of Alexandria near the town of Rosetta (El-Rashid), the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799 by a French soldier in Napoleon’s army. The ancient Egyptian stone bears inscriptions in Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Egyptian demotic. When French Egyptologist Jean-Francois Champollion cracked the code and deciphered the hieroglyphics in 1822, the language and culture of ancient Egypt was suddenly open to researchers as never before.