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Decoding the Rosetta Sone!

In 1799, French soldiers found the Rosetta Stone in the Nile Delta. It was found that the Rosetta Stone contains writing in 3 languages: Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Decoptic, and Ancient Greek. Scholars used the Ancient Greek translation to decipher the Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Therefore, the Rosetta Stone allowed us to decipher hieroglyphs on other artefacts so we could learn more about Ancient Egyptian life.

The Rosetta Stone contained some names, names were contained in cartouche. The children had the opportunity to try and decipher the names using magnifying glasses and a hieroglyphic alphabet.