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How we deciphered Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs

The turning point in understanding hieroglyphs

The turning point in understanding hieroglyphs
  • In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt. Military engineers discovered the Rosetta Stone in July 1799 while rebuilding an old fort in the Nile Delta.
  • It was clear that the bottom inscription on the Rosetta Stone was written in the Greek alphabet and the top part in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
  • In the middle was a script about which little was known. Today we know this scripts as a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing.

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