Monday, December 15, 2008

Demotic Writing

In the middle of the rosetta stone this was the writing egyptians used in

day to day activities. Not on something like a sarcoufagus.


At the top of the rosetta stone this "picture language" was favored by the egyptians

Greek Writing

At the bottom of the Rosetta stone it was not very lowly.

Without it we would not know hieroglyphics or demotic.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


He deciphered the rosetta stone, he learned over a dozen different ones also, Yes it's Jean Francis Champollion
He is very smart.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Languages of the Rosetta Stone

Greek was used to decipher Demotic and Ancient Egyptian

It took over 100 years to decipher
That's a long time
see Greek Writing, Demotic Writing and Hieroglyphics
for more info

The real thing

This is a picture of the actual Rosetta Stone
It's about 3ft. tall and 16 in. thick
made of basalt
found in old fort by
napoleon's army in 1799
196 b.c.
It is called the rosetta stone because it was found in Rosetta, Egypt

It's like priceless

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