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ROSETTA STONE. BY GABRIELLA. M. AND ALEXANDRIA. F. Rosetta stone. The stone was discovered in mid July 1799 Rosetta stone contains three separated bands of writing which are inscribed with text from three different languages The stones discovery wasn’t said till September 1799.

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rosetta stone
ROSETTA STONE
  • BY GABRIELLA. M. AND ALEXANDRIA. F.
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Rosetta stone
  • The stone was discovered in mid July 1799
  • Rosetta stone contains three separated bands of writing which are inscribed with text from three different languages
  • The stones discovery wasn’t said till September 1799.
  • It was shipped to Cairo in mid-August, and became an object of study at the Institute.

The Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone http://www.openculture.com/2007/09/ten_discoveries_that_rewrote_history.html bing.com 11-17-09

thomas young

Thomas Young http:// Rosetta stone.com/ Bing.com 11-17-09 Bing.com 11-17-09

Thomas Young.
  • Thomas Young was successful in determining that names could not be represented by symbols because symbols are based upon the words used in a given language..
  • Thomas Young translated the Demotic text and began work on translating the hieroglyphic alphabet.
  • Therefore foreign names had to be spelled phonetically.
  • In 1814, the British linguist, Thomas Young finished the work started by Johann Akerblad and Stephen Weston.

In 1814, the

napoleon bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Napoleons troops stumbles upon the stone near the city of Rosetta.
  • The 1.5 metre high slab of dark stone was uncovered when soldiers knocked down a wall of Fort St Julien.
  • They reported the discovery and a member of the Cairo Institute, Michel-Ange Lancret, immediately recognised its importance.
  • The name given to intellectuals accompanying Napoleon's expedition.

Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.rightwords.eu/author-details/napoleon-bonaparte bing.com 11-17-09

greek alphabet
Greek alphabet

1. This is the Greek alphabet some of the letters look like the English alphabet.

2.The Greek alphabet is an alphabet that has been used to write the Greek language since about the 9th century BCE.

3. It is the oldest alphabetic script in use today.

4. The letters are also used to represent numbers

Greek alphabet http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/greek/lessons/alphabet.html bing.com 11-17-09

jean champollion
Jean Champollion

1.Jean Champollion a French scholar, Jean Champollion, eventually translated the key on the Rosetta Stone opening the ancient world to modern eyes. It took him 20 years.

2. Jean-Francois Champollion (1790 - 1832) was said to have learned enough Greek and Latin by the time he was nine to read Homer and Vergil.

3.Champollion finally found the key to translating the Rosetta Stone in 1822, published in 'Lettre à M. Dacier.'

4.At 16 Champollion had already mastered six ancient Oriental languages, in addition to Latin and Greek,

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