Essay On The Rosetta Stone

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The Rosetta Stone was originally from ancient Egypt and then a group of french archaeologists took it from Egypt in 1799. When the French archaeologists were going back to France the British people attacked them and took the Rosetta Stone in 1800 that is why it is damaged (it was already damaged long before it was dug up) it was put in a museum in 1802 in the British Museum. The Rosetta Stone has three languages on it it translates Egyptian Script, Hieroglyphics and Greece. It is the only way to learn how to speak and/or learn Hieroglyphics . The French archaeologists who knew Greek could understand what it said on the Rosetta Stone and can learn Egyptian script and Hieroglyphics .The artifact held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been “dead” for nearly 2,000 years. With the Rosetta Stone we can uncover hidden mysteries about accident Egypt, because most of the mysteries are around the walls all over Egypt and they are written in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, a language that has been called “dead” for over 2,000 years. The reason people call it dead is because Egypt was taken over by the Roman Empire long long ago.
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After the British defeated the French, it was handed to the British Army who sent the Stone to the British Museum, where it's been since 1802 for two years the Rosetta Stone was stored underground during the First World War to keep it safe. It was dug up using shovels and picks it was an accident the soldiers were looking for something else and instead they found the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone was and is the most visited object in the British Museum. It weighs about 760 kilograms (1,676 lb), 3 feet long and 28.5 cm wide. It was carved about 2220 years ago (196 B.C.). Hieroglyphics are pictures, but each picture represents a sound, letter or even an entire

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