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The Rosetta Stone

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angelina gomes

on 29 January 2014

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Transcript of The Rosetta Stone

Ancient Egypt
Rosetta stone gave the world a key to a long-forgotten language of ancient Egypt
A french officer named Jean Francois found the stone in the mud near in Rosetta in 1779
The Rosetta stone is a text written by a group of priests in Egypt to honor the Egyptian Pharaoh
The Rosetta stone is written in 3 scripts because when it was written there was were 3 different scripts being used in Egypt
The Rosetta stone has been housed at the British Museum in London since 1802
The stone is made of a dark gray granite-like rock with a pinkish tone
Contains Hieroglyphics, demotic and greek writing
3 feet 9 inches long
2 feet and 4 1/2 inches across
Was found in 196 B.C
The Rosetta Stone
BY:Angelina Gomes
They moved the stone during a brief time during World War 1 to an underground location
The Ancient Greek on the Rosetta Stone tole archeologist that it was inscribed by the priests honoring the king of Egypt
The Rosetta Stone is our key to understanding the meaning of hieroglyphics
The Stone was dated for196 B.C and has a royal decree of the Pharaoh that had the same messages on them just in different languages
The inscription on the Rosetta stone is a decree establishing the status and cult of Ptolemy V as deity
The text begins with an inscription praising the Pharaoh Ptolemy V
When Pierre Francois found the stone he realized that it was a sign and could contact french scholars
In 1814,the british linguist Thomas Young finish his work on deciphering the stone which became by Johann Akerblad and Stephen Weston
The stone was taken to Alexandria then t Cairo.However,the defeat of the french fleet in the hands of the british in 1801
The Rosetta Stone gave up on the british,together with countless treasures with be found and set to the British Museum in London
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