Most Mysterious Archaeological Discoveries In History

The Discovery of the Rosetta Stone

5. The Discovery of the Rosetta Stone

One of the greatest discoveries of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs is the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. Parts of the Rosetta Stone were found by a French soldier while digging through Egyptian sand. The stone consisted of inscriptions that helped define modern Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The writing on the stone was in 3 different languages, called a decree about the king – Ptolemy V, 204-181 BC. Archaeologists believe that these stones were placed outside of temples in Egypt.

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