Rosetta Stone - Full Story In Compendium


Rosetta Stone is a text written by a group of priests to record the Egyptian kings "loyal kings". It lists all of the things that the king has done that are good for the priests and the people of Egypt.

Rossetta Stone - Ptolemaic period
Rosetta Stone Details :

1-When it made : Carved in 196 B.C.
2-Purpose : Royal decree from King "Ptolemy V".
3-Where it Found : Rosetta "Rasheed", Beheira.
4-Establishment : From the Ptolemaic era of the reign of King "Ptolemy V".
5-Place conservation : It is currently in the British Museum, and there is a smaller version in the Egyptian Museum.
6-Who Found it : "François Bouchard" during the presence of the French campaign in Egypt in 1799.



Rosetta Stone discovered by "François Bouchard" during the presence of the French campaign in Egypt, and when England surrounded the northern borders of Egypt, England prevented supplies to reach the French army. England and France wrote agreement to solve the problems between them and under the terms of this agreement, England took the Rosetta Stone and this is why that Rosetta stone be in England, not in France.



Rosetta Stone is a royal decree from King "Ptolemy V", The royal decree was written in Three lines "The Ancient Egypt language (Hieroglyph and Demotic) and the Greek line".

Many people worked on decoding hieroglyphs over several hundred years. However, the structure of the ancient Egyptian text was very difficult to decode it. After Several years of comparisons between the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, "Jean-François Champollion" decoded hieroglyphs in 1822.

Rosetta Stone has a great importance because of "Jean-François Champollion" used it to decode ancient Egyptian symbols, and this happened by comparison between the three lines, Champollion had known the Greek language and he had compared it with the two lines hieroglyph and Demotic even  he reached to decode ancient Egyptian symbols.

One can appreciate the degree of civilization of the peoples according to the more or less bearable status of women in the social organization.
                                            
Jean-François Champollion


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