Friday, March 04, 2011

The Mystery of Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How Did The Ancient Egyptians Decode Hieroglyphics?


King Ptolemy V (205-180BCE), and it was written twice in Egyptian (in hieroglyphs and demotic) and once in Greek. By enabling linguists to compare the same text in Egyptian and a living tongue, Greek, the “Rosetta Stone” proved to be the key that would unlock the language and through it, the civilization-of ancient Egypt for the modern world.

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The Mystery of Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How Did The Ancient Egyptians Decode Hieroglyphics? | Socyberty

 by Mr Ghaz
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