Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fact of the Day: Rock of Language

In 1799 the French army discovered the Rosetta Stone, which had words written in both two forms of Egyptian and Ancient Greek. Its discovery led to a modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. 

21 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

It's great, the Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Kay said...

The Rosetta Stone is at the British Museum now. When we went there many years ago I was surprised that it wasn't cordoned off or in some sort of protective casing. I talked to the guard about it and he said we could touch it. I was amazed. I did actually touch the Rosetta Stone.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

And all this time I thought it was just an infomercial to learn a foreign language.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I swear I had no idea that this is what the Rosetta Stone was. Yet another reason I love this blog.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew it had both on it

DEZMOND said...

they probably still haven't returned it to Egypt

Dana said...

I'd love to see it!

Pilar Domínguez said...

This fact made me remember Sherlock Holmes cartoons and his stories, heheheeh. Great discovering! Kisses:)

Pat said...

I never knew it was an actual thing, either! Thanks, Adam!

Vett Vandiver said...

very interesting!

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Fundy Blue said...

Hi Adam! Loved the photo of Little Iz "reading." How wonderful that you read to her. It is so important to share the pleasure of reading with our little ones. As a teacher I can see that she already is orienting a book correctly and is engaged with the pages! Yeah! Terry and I are planning to go to London (UK) in June. Seeing the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum is very high on my list. I was fascinated with the RS from early on. I saw a replica of the stone at an Egyptian exhibit in Denver, but that can't begin to compare with seeing the real stone. Thanks for this post!

Gloria Baker said...

really interesting!!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!

Christine said...

interesting!

Maude Lynn said...

Cool!

Emmylou said...

I actually wanted to learn Egyptian hieroglyph when I was younger....for realz!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's quite a discovery!

stephen Hayes said...

Finding the clue to reading hieroglyphics might be the only benefit of Napoleon's disastrous Egyptian campaign.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Knew that one

LV said...

You amaze me at how much research you do. I know you cannot remember all that. I learn something every time I visit,