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The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho)

The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho)


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The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho)

5997142 The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Illustration from El Mundo Ilustrado Biblioteca de Las Familias (The Illustrated World Library of Families) (Biblioteca Ilustrada de Espasa Hermanos, Barcelona, c1880).); © Look and Learn

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© Look and Learn / Bridgeman Images

2nd Century Bc Artefact Decree Hieroglyphics Hieroglyphs Iind Century Bc Inscribed Language Ptolemaic Dynasty Script Second Century Bc Translation Deciphering Demotic Rosetta Stone


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The Rosetta Stone - Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt

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This litho print showcases the renowned Rosetta Stone, a remarkable artifact that played a pivotal role in deciphering the enigmatic hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt. Created by the European School in the 19th century, this image captures the essence of this key to understanding one of history's most fascinating civilizations. The Rosetta Stone, dating back to the 2nd century BC, bears an inscription that repeats a decree issued during the Ptolemaic dynasty. What makes it truly extraordinary is that it features three scripts: hieroglyphics, demotic script (a simplified form of Egyptian writing), and Greek. This unique combination provided archaeologists with invaluable clues for translating and comprehending these ancient symbols. Through meticulous study and comparison between these scripts, scholars were finally able to unlock centuries-worth of mysteries surrounding Egyptian culture and language. The discovery of this stone marked a turning point in archaeology and opened up new avenues for exploring ancient civilizations. This litho print from El Mundo Ilustrado Biblioteca de Las Familias beautifully illustrates both sides of the Rosetta Stone along with its inscriptions. It serves as a testament to human curiosity and determination in unraveling history's greatest puzzles. As we gaze upon this image today, we are reminded not only of our ability to decode forgotten languages but also how our collective knowledge continues to evolve through archaeological discoveries like this iconic artifact from Ancient Egypt.

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