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    The Rosetta Stone is one of the most valuable pieces of art that is dated back to 196 BC. The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by Napoleon’s French troops in present day Rashid, Egypt. The troops quickly realized its high value and it was taken to France, where it was examined by Thomas Young and Jean-Francois Champollion. Young and Champollion were two of the first people to decipher the ancient Egypt hieroglyphs by using the, “texts carved upon it… written in three languages: ancient hieroglyphics, Demotic and classical Greek” (“Should the British Museum Return the Rosetta Stone?”), which led to the understanding of the lost ancient Egyptian language and culture that died out in the 5th century. In 1801, the Rosetta Stone fell into the…

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    In temples, (the houses of gods and goddesses) the walls were decorated with pictures and writing that showed respect from the pharaoh. The priests who worked in the temples were scribes, they performed the sacred rituals that were believed to keep the gods and goddesses happy. They used writing because they needed to be able to read the instructions for the rituals. A useful artifact that showed us this writing was the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone was a stone that contained writing in…

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    The Rosetta Stone

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    FINAL PROJECT Pulling out and looking through an Art History book can be overwhelming. The amount of content between the two covers is beyond understanding and each page depicts a different piece of art from generations of ancient history. In the past, before textbooks recorded the existence of these masterpieces, many people never fully knew about any of these great works. A complete mystery to the masses, but today, the power to obtain anything we want to find about almost any piece of art is…

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    Although many single symbols were still used to write whole words or concepts, the symbol did not necessarily visually resemble the concept it represented. As Demotic writing gained popularity, it began to replace Hieratic writing in the administrative context, though Hieratic continued to be used in religious texts. Demotic writing was used until roughly 400 AD, when all three scripts began to fall from use in favor of the Coptic alphabet. 3. The Rosetta Stone; written in three scripts because…

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    EXPLAINING DEMOTIC TURN TO CLASS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON REALITY TV SHOWS. In earlier times, men from high or royal classes, mainly protégés wrote most of the literature of that age. It had as its theme praise of elites or invocations on gods and as its hero an extraordinary man who completed extraordinary deeds. All the protagonists showed valor and sought glory. Then society witnessed the rise of middle class and along came the genre of novel. Gradually the heroes were of working class or…

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    Young, in 1815, had been the first to suggest that the demotic was not alphabetic but rather a mixture of "replications of hieroglyphics" and "alphabetic" signs. François on the other hand correctly considered the scripts to match almost entirely in different way by being able to express the same script in different formal fashions. That same year he realized that the Rosetta stone uses more than one style of writing he noticed that it was a mixture of ideograms and phonetic signs, just as Young…

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    cultural or linguistic backgrounds, they could now understand each other. In Egypt, we can saw the natural combination of languages, a representation of the natural social convergence of two cultures in one empire. The Rosetta Stone was an important religious decree created by Ptolemy V. This Ptolemaic religious cult decree was to be established throughout Egypt, and it was expected that everyone follows it. Two things can be analyzed here, the name Ptolemy is from Greece and that the Rosetta…

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    Champollion could read both Greek and coptic. He was able to figure out what the seven demotic signs in coptic were. By looking at how these signs were used in coptic he was able to work out what they stood for. Then he began tracing these demotic signs back to hieroglyphic signs. By working out what some hieroglyphs stood for, he could make educated guesses about what the other hieroglyphs stood for. The Rosetta Stone has been housed at the British Museum in London since 1802, except for a…

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    The scribes also lived there too. The ancient Egyptian writing was called hieroglyphics, and the scribes were the only ones besides royalty that knew how to read and write, which made them very important. These prominent figures kept business records, and wrote important documents for the kingdom. The first breakthrough we made in understanding hieroglyphics was finding the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone is a declaration written in hieroglyphics, demotic (a simpler system of hieroglyphics…

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    On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. The ancient Greek on the Rosetta Stone told archaeologists that it was inscribed by priests honoring the king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, in the…

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