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Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone has inscribed on it a decree issued in Memphis, Egypt in 196BC. The decree is inscribed in 3 languages being ancient Egyptian hieroglphys, demotic script and ancient Greek. This stone was key for modern historians to translate Egyptian hieroglyphs. It was discovered on the 15th of July 1799, by Napoleon's Egyptian campaign.
See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone

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