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  • The Rosetta Stone

    by Napoleon’s army near the town of el-Rashid (or Rosetta). So, after the defeat of Napoleon the British took ownership of the stone through Treaty of Alexandria (The Rosetta Stone). Originally it was the said that the stone was Basalt, but now studies have proven that it is actually a type of graphite called granodiorite (Rosetta Stone-BYU). Today the Rosetta stone can be located in the British Museum in London, England. It is the most popular exhibit in the museum (Rosetta…

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  • The Importance Of The Rosetta Stone

    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…

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  • Essay On The Rosetta Stone

    Artifact Found! 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…

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  • Rosetta Stone Research Paper

    Rosetta Stone The Rosetta stone is one of the greatest ancient discoveries to ever be found. It has helped humans decipher languages and translate. The stone itself was carved in 196 B.C. and was made for the purpose of translation. When Napoleon, an emperor known for his enlightened view of education, art and culture, invaded Egypt in 1798, he took along a group of scholars and told them to seize all important cultural artifacts for France. Pierre Bouchard, one of Napoleon’s soldiers, was…

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  • Finding Rosetta Chapter Summary

    Waxman, S. 2008 Finding Rosetta (ch. 2.). Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World. Times Books, N.Y. Throughout the course of this chapter Waxman overviews how antiquarianism and Europeans within Egypt had both positive and negative effects on Egyptology. She starts off by looking at Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt and the work his savants took on as they documented the great monuments of Europe. She then goes off to talk about Jean-Francois Champollion and Giovanni…

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  • Case Study: Rosetta Stone

    History and Summary of Current Situation Realizing that a lot of countries around the world open their doors for globalization to grow their economy and languages become more important to communicate between individuals, Rosetta Stone wants to help people to learn languages quickly and effectively. According to The Nielsen Company in the textbook, they find out that “the language-learning industry produced over US 83 billion in consumer spending.” The founder, Allen Stoltzfus, used his own…

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  • Similarities Between Egypt And The Rosetta Stone

    1) Napoleon had strong significance in Egypt and the Rosetta Stone. Not only did he conquer Egypt, he also retrieved “the lost civilization”. This lead to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Rosetta, Egypt. Furthermore, Napoleon had individuals such as linguists, artists and so forth to reveal the stone’s “Egyptian culture”. 2) The Rosetta Stone is constructed of three languages starting from the top, middle, and bottom. The top of the stone contained ancient hieroglyphics, the middle…

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  • Why Is Language Dying Out

    The French found it in Egypt in 1799 when they had control over Egypt. When the British defeated the French in 1802, Britain gained control over the Rosetta Stone. At the time Britain knew how to speak the language of ancient Greece (The Discovery and the Importance of the Rosetta Stone). Using that information, they were able to figure out what they rest of the stone meant. Since the stone said essentially the same thing in three different languages, Britain translated the hieroglyphics into…

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  • Essay On Stonehenge Memorial

    The memorial drawn is one that is dedicated to myself and myself alone as it does not have any family or heritage ties related to it. It is a a memorial that is designed in accordance to Stonehenge, but it has been tweaked slightly and a few things added to it such as an ascending stairway. I chose to use Stonehenge as the base design due to the beauty I find from the actual Stonehenge structure and the amazing nature of its formation. I find it extradoinary that people were able to move and…

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  • Van Der Nüll's The Stones Of The Abbey

    Describe the role the arts, crafts and material play in the Indian Summer, in Van der Nüll's essay and in the excerpt from The Stones of the Abby. The Stones of the Abbey: With its physicality expressed through clay, the site of the St. Clotilda monastery, reflects the inner anxiety and instability of the humans populating the abbey. The monk, and narrator, journaling the Stones of the Abbey, describes how the materials – their imperfection and irregularity – serve a challenge to be overcome,…

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